TechnipFMC, Odfjell Drilling and Altera Infrastructure have been big contract winners at the Rosebank oilfield.
Equinor shelved its ambitious Bay du Nord development plans in May. However, the company is continuing to pursue exploration in the area.
The Hercules is undergoing a special survey in Norway ahead of mobilisation to Canada. After Canada, it will re-cross the ocean and head to Namibia.
Odfjell Drilling has announced it has signed two letters of intent (LOI) for its Deepsea Atlantic to be used in the North Sea for a sum of $290 million.
Northern Ocean owns the Deepsea Mira, which is currently warm stacked in Norway. The company also owns the Deepsea Bollsta, which began drilling a well for Shell this week.
Northern Ocean has delivered a semisubmersible drilling rig to Shell Upstream Namibia.
Shell has contracted Northern Ocean’s Deepsea Bollsta to carry out drilling offshore Namibia under a 12-month contract.
Equinor has awarded a $290 million (£223m) contract to Odfjell Drilling for work on the 200-million-barrel Breidablikk field in the Norwegian North Sea.
Oil and gas producer Wintershall Dea Norge has awarded a contract to Odfjell Drilling to complete the drilling of at least four operated wells next year.
South African Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has welcomed Odjfell Drilling’s Deepsea Stavanger to Cape Towin.