Posts Tagged ‘Jack-up’

Pemex to ramp up investments to increase production in 2013

Grupo R orders four jack-up rigs to Keppel for Pemex The Mexican construction and oil field service company Grupo R ordered four jack-up drilling rigs to Keppel Fels in Singapore to support the exploration and production program planned by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to stop the Mexican production to decline and to […]

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OMV takes 20% stakes in Edvard Grieg (Luno) North Sea development

OMV to replace RWE in Lundin’s Edvard Grieg project In October 2012, the Austrian-based OMV took over the 20% share held so far by the German RWE in the Edvard Grieg offshore project just after that Statoil had acquired 15% from Wintershall in the same project.  Previously called Luna, the […]

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Drilling Charter

Definition Drilling charter refers to the decision of an operator to lease or hire the drilling rigs instead of using its own ones. The service company renting its drilling rig to an operator is called the charterer. Comments In the past each operating company used to have their own drilling […]

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Statoil Dagny Jack-up drilling rig awarded to Maersk

Statoil validated concept for $4 billion Dagny and Eirin oil and gas fields development       Partners and actual interests in Dagny are split between:  – Statoil 58.5%  – ExxonMobil 33%  – Total 6.5%  – Det norske oljeselskap 2%. The final distribution of ownership interests will be subject to negotiations in […]

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Zadco Offshore Upper Zakum to be awarded soon

Abu Dhabi’s Zakum Development Company’s (ZADCO) mandate was to develop the Upper Zakum field on behalf of ADNOC and for the benefit of the shareholders: ADNOC 60%, ExxonMobil 28% through its local subsidiary ExxonMobil Abu Dhabi Offshore Petroleum Company Ltd. (EMAD), and Japan Oil Development Company Ltd. (Jodco) holding the remaining 12%. ExxonMobil, […]

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ONGC to invest $6.4 billion in Exploration Production next year

The national India Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is a major local offshore drilling rigs operator and still intends to do so as to support the off Eastern India Oil & Gas fields development. With more than 120 blocks to explore, ONGC will have to ramp up its drilling […]

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$75 billion CAPEX planned in drilling rigs on next 5 years

With more than $75 billion Capital Expenditure to be invested in drilling rigs in the next 5 years, the pipeline of business opportunities in drilling rigs has never been so loaded according to Upstream, the Norwegian Oil & Gas newspaper. From their well documented analysis published in March about the drilling rigs, Upstream explains how this […]

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Jack-up

Definition: “Jack-up” is the name given to a category of offshore drilling rigs. These Jack-up rigs are easy to recognize by their long steel frame legs supporting the platform. Comments: There are three basic types of offshore drilling rigs, Jack-up, Drilling ships and Semi-submersible. These types have different design and costs, […]

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