Adnoc Drilling added four jack-ups during the period, which should start working in December. It now has 124 rigs in its fleet.
Adnoc Drilling has bought another two jack-ups for $200 million, as it continues its expansion programme.
Shelf Drilling has signed a five-year contract for its recently acquired Shelf Drilling Victory in the Arabian Gulf.
Adnoc Drilling has signed a sale and purchase agreement to buy two more premium jack-up rigs, for $140 million.
Global and regional upstream activities, including in Southeast Asia, are rising, as more exploration and development projects are evaluated and approved. Yet, the drilling rig market in the region is not as exciting as it should be, especially with global oil prices ranging between $100 and $120 per barrel in recent months.
Lamprell has successfully delivered the first jack-up drilling rig for International Maritime Industries (IMI).
Lamprell has teased an upcoming contract for jack-up refurbishment in the Middle East without releasing many details.
Singaporean yard Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) will send two of its jack-up rigs to Saudi Arabia in a five-year deal worth S$135 million ($97 million) as the market for rigs continues to tighten.
Malaysian driller Velesto Energy is back in the black after reporting a net profit of RM16.27 million ($3.88 million) for the second quarter following an insurance payout related to the sunken jack-up drilling rig NAGA 7.
Norwegian offshore drilling company Borr Drilling has received a letter of award covering a 105-day contract for its Gunnlod jack-up working for an undisclosed operator in Malaysia.
Velesto Energy’s NAGA (dragon) 7 jack-up drilling rig that sunk offshore Malaysia last month while under contract to ConocoPhillips will be abandoned.
India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is seeking to buy newly built jack-up drilling rigs as the national oil company (NOC) looks to secure long-term offshore drilling capacity.
The sinking of Velesto Energy’s NAGA (dragon) 7 jack-up rig offshore Malaysia has prompted investment firm CGS-CIMB to upgrade the drilling company as the closed-door investigation into the accident continues.
BW Energy has acquired two jack-up rigs and hatched a new plan for the development of the Hibiscus/Ruche field, offshore Gabon.
Ensco said it has sold a number of drilling rigs for scrap value.
Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its third ultra harsh environment jack-up from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore ahead of schedule. The rig will start its mobilisation to the Norwegian North Sea next month where it will begin a four year contract with Statoil.