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  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    TSC Inspection Services have now successfully completed the 5th inspection campaign of a rig in the Norwegian sector operated by oil and gas company Talisman. The work included the Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) inspection of a number of shear plates, braces and the caisson of the rig in up to 90 meters of water. […]

  • 10 May 2017
    Exploration & Production

    Air and sea search operations have been launched in the UK sector of the North Sea for an offshore worker missing from the Noble Corporation-owned jack-up rig Noble Lloyd Noble. The rig is working on the Statoil-operated Mariner field in the North Sea, approximately 90 miles (150km) east of Shetland. According to Scotland Police, around 9.20pm […]

  • 24 November 2009

    A tug boat is to haul a North Sea oil and gas exploration rig from a Highlands deep water port on a 62-day journey to the Falkland Islands. The Ocean Guardian rig will be used by Desire Petroleum to explore reserves in the North Falkland Basin.

  • 1 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders

    When Aberdeen-based Diamond Offshore wanted to add new functionality to the existing helideck monitoring system on the Ocean Guardian drilling rig in the North Sea, Fugro developed and delivered a fully integrated, user-friendly solution to fulfil the requirements. Severe weather conditions in the North Sea can cause major disruption to offshore operations so Diamond Offshore […]

  • 17 February 2020
    Exploration & Production

    An investigation has been launched into an incident on a Valaris-owned jack-up drilling rig, currently working for Chrysaor in the North Sea, following an incident involving the rig’s crane.

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    A crew consisting of 18 oil workers has been left stranded on a North Sea Ensco 102 rig when discovered that the helicopter, that was supposed to fly them home, is leaking fluid. The problem with the Airbus EC225, that was supposed to take the workers home, was discovered when the rig workers lined up […]

  • 18 March 2006

    Some 128 workers have been evacuated from the Shell-operated North Sea Tern Alpha oil platform after an electrical fire. The fire, said to have broken out in a gas generator at about 12:50 am Thursday, was brought under control shortly before 5 am.

  • 13 October 2015
    Exploration & Production

    China’s CIMC Raffles has launched the lower hull of the Beacon Atlantic semi-submersible drilling rig. As revealed in CIMC Raffles’ press release on Tuesday, the launching ceremony of Beacon Atlantic’s lower hull was held on Monday, October 12, 2015. The rig of GM4-D design is being built for Norway’s North Sea Rigs AS. Scheduled for delivery […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Exploration & Production

    CIMC Raffles, a Chinese rig builder, on Thursday delivered a new semi-submersible drilling rig.

  • 13 June 2019
    Exploration & Production

    Activists from the environmental group Greenpeace are still occupying a Transocean rig, contracted by BP for drilling operations in the UK North Sea.

  • 14 January 2015

    China’s CIMC Raffles has launched the topsides of the North Dragon semi-submersible drilling rig. According to the Yantai-based yard, this semi-submersible rig, once completed, will carry out operations in Norwegian North Sea and Barents Sea oil and gas fields. The topsides was launched on Monday, January 12, 2015. Its lower hull was launched on October 30, 2014. The rig is […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Exploration & Production

    Drilling contractor Songa Offshore posted a smaller profit for the first quarter of the year despite increase in revenues. The driller expects the North Sea rig utilization to reach historic low during this year.  The company’s net profit was halved during the first quarter of 2017 totaling $5 million, versus $10 million in the same period […]

  • 28 July 2010

    seascape from North Sea rig

  • 24 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Exploration & Production, Human Capital, Market outlooks, Outlook & strategy

    Maersk Drilling has decided to stack a number of its North Sea drilling rigs to adapt to the changing market environment.

  • 15 May 2018
    Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Techano, part of the Dutch Van Aalst Group, has secured a contract for the supply of an offshore winches for a North Sea rig upgrade project. The scope of delivery includes design and production of different winch types, interface customization, DNV approvals and various controls. “Our offshore winches are designed and built for a highly […]

  • 20 June 2011

    An oil worker has fallen to his death from a North Sea rig.  The incident happened at 11.20am on Thursday on the Brent Charlie oil rig … Source: STV   [mappress] Source:STV , June 20, 2011;

  • 10 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    China’s CIMC Raffles  has received its 2nd order in two months for the construction of a deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig. The order comes from North Sea Rigs AS (NSR) for the rig that will operate in the North Sea under the name North Dragon. The North Dragon semi will be able to operate at water […]

  • 4 July 2013

    Chinese construction company Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited has begun construction of a semi-submersible offshore drilling rig, ordered by North Sea Rigs AS. The steel cutting ceremony for the rig took place at the company’s Yantai yard on Sunday, June 28. According to a press release issued by CIMC Raffles, the rig will be used for […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Beacon Holdings Group has ordered a harsh environment semi-submersible GM4-D rig from Yantai CIMC Raffles. They have also secured an option to build a second rig from the shipyard. The rig they have ordered has been given the name Beacon Atlantic, and planned delivery is the fourth quarter of 2016. Beacon Atlantic will be built […]

  • 16 January 2014

    Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited (CIMC Raffles), has secured an order from Beacon Holdings Group Ltd, to build one unit of harsh environment ice class semi-submersible drilling rig. The rig, to be named the Beacon Atlantic, is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2016. In addition, the Owner has an option to build […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    Semco Maritime is as busy as ever with rig upgrades. In the spring and summer, six jack-up rigs from the North Sea will be extensively upgraded at the company’s new rig facilities in the Port of Esbjerg. The company expects the turnover for rig projects to reach 500 million Danish kroner globally this year. This […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Exploration & Production

    RigNet, a provider of communications solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, has been awarded a multi-million dollar remote communications contract with an offshore drilling contractor currently working on the Mariner field in the UK North Sea. RigNet said on Tuesday that the contract includes services for a newbuild ultra-high specification jack-up rig on […]