Seadrill has bagged £39million worth of new contracts but confirmed plans to press on with scrapping a number of rigs in its fleet.
Equinor has made an oil discovery with the Sputnik exploration well in the Barents Sea.
Greenpeace has boarded an oil rig in Norway in protest to drilling plans in the Arctic.
A "well control" incident on the West Hercules rig is being investigated by Norway's offshore safety watchdog.
Equinor has made discovery containing up to 24billion cubic feet of gas in the Barents Sea.
Equinor has booked Seadrill's West Hercules rig for two wells in the Barents Sea in spring 2019.
Greenpeace activists have brought to an end their protest on a Statoil-operated oil platform in Norway.
The West Hercules semi-submersible rig has been contracted by oil and gas giant Statoil for a two well drilling project in the Barents Sea this year.