Sembcorp Marine has successfully delivered the “world’s first eighth-generation drillship”, the Deepwater Atlas, for Transocean’s subsidiary Triton Atlas, the Singapore yard reported.
Stena Drilling has struck a purchase option agreement for a new “state-of-the-art” drillship.
Valaris has created a virtual tour of an oil rig operating in the Gulf of Mexico.
Maersk Drilling has won a contract worth $34million (£24.6m) with Shell Malaysia.
Dozens of oil rigs were sold for scrapping in 2020 as the drilling sector dealt with the impacts of Covid-19, according to market-watcher Bassoe Offshore.
Maersk Drilling has won a £10.5million contract with Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC).
Restructuring for offshore drillers will accelerate, Rystad Energy has predicted, and as much as one quarter of the global floater fleet could be scrapped.
Petrobras is reportedly looking to stop renting a drillship from engineering conglomerate Grupo Schahin.
Ensco said it has ended a contract with Petrobras for a drillship over allegations of corruption. The rig contractor said the Brazilian company had chartered the DS-5 in 2008, when it was owned by Pride International.