The world's largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, has set sail from its shipyard in South Korea for Rotterdam Port in the Netherlands. The Pieter Schelte, which left South Korea last week is due to arrive at the port for completion in December.
The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from oil services firm Baker Hughes. There were 19 oil rigs that were removed from operation as of Oct. 17, compared to the prior week. There are now 1,590 active oil rigs, the lowest level in six weeks.
A consortium of companies appears to be spending a large day-rate on an Ocean Rig unit which has been fixed for a firm three years off Norway. The semi-submersible Leiv Eiriksson, currently operating in Falklands waters has been wrapped up for a 15-well program over a minimum of 1070 days on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, Greek rig owner Ocean Rig said on Monday.
Relying on the expected growth of the oil and gas industry in Brazil and the influx of new rigs and floating production, storage and offloading, FPSO, in the Brazilian offshore market, British manufacturer, Rolls Royse is set to make a 60 million US dollars investment in a new plant to build energy modules for offshore rigs.
Borders & Southern Petroleum has extended a contract for exploratory drilling in Falkland Islands waters to include at least another two wells, it was announced on Thursday by parties involved.
A group of Brazilian banks and funds have created a company called Sete Brasil that will build seven deep-water rigs for state-run oil company Petrobras offshore exploration campaign, Petrobras announced on Monday.
Borders and Southern Petroleum PLC licensed for oil exploration in the Falkland Islands announced Friday the signing of a new rig contract with Ocean Rig under which the Eirik Raude has been replaced by the Leiv Eiriksson.
Brazil's government managed oil and gas giant Petrobras said on Friday that local shipyard Estaleiro Atlantico Sul (EAS) had won the tender to build seven drilling rigs in Brazil.
UK based oil drilling services company Ensco PLC said Monday it has agreed to buy US rival Pride International Inc. in a 7.3 billion US dollars cash and stock deal that will create the world's second largest off-shore drilling company.
DryShips has won an exploration contract to drill offshore the Falkland Islands. The Greek company received a letter of intent for the Eirik Raude and will drill two weels for approximately 90 days beginning in the fourth quarter of 2011.