The man who died in a fall on a rig in the Cromarty Firth has been named as a 60-year-old from the Glasgow area.
semi-submersible drilling unit
ENSCO International has placed yet another contract for an Ensco 8500 class ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling unit - the seventh in the series. The $560million order has been placed on spec with Keppel FELS in Singapore, with delivery expected during H2 2012.
The deepwater rig construction boom seems unstoppable, with another crop of orders placed over the past few weeks in Singapore and with Norwegian names once again to the fore as clients, notably Sevan Marine, which has ordered another pair of Sevan 650 drilling units from COSCO of Singapore.