Noble drillship strikes water-bearing reservoirs in Suriname well

Houston-based APA Corporation has encountered water-bearing reservoirs at its latest exploration well in waters offshore Suriname and is now mobilising to drill its next well in the same block. APA Corporation on Monday provided results from recent drilling operations on … Read More

UK regulator draws attention to competition concerns in Noble-Maersk merger

The UK’s competition regulator has found that the proposed merger of Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling could increase operating costs for oil and gas producers in the UK North Sea due to lessening of competition. The merger between Noble and … Read More

Santos spuds second well off Australia using Noble rig

Australian energy giant Santos has kicked off drilling operations on the second well in its campaign offshore Western Australia, using a Noble-owned jack-up rig. Following the recently completed drilling of the Pavo-1 well, which resulted in a material oil discovery, the Noble-owned … Read More

Eifler to lead new company’s management team after Noble-Maersk merger

Two offshore drilling contractors Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling are setting up a management team to run the new company following their merger completion. The executive management team will be effective after the closing of the business combination announced on … Read More

UK competition regulator investigating Noble-Maersk Drilling merger

The UK’s competition regulator is looking into the proposed merger between two offshore drilling giants, Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) revealed on Thursday it was investigating the anticipated acquisition of Maersk Drilling by Noble … Read More

Noble counts on meaningful growth ahead as rigs secure more work

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has secured more work for its drilling rigs, including a conditional award for four of its drillships working for ExxonMobil in Guyana. Looking ahead, the rig owner expects significant sequential growth in the upcoming two … Read More

IOG awaits survey data for clarity on next steps for delayed North Sea well

UK company IOG plc is considering potential solutions that will allow it to resume drilling operations on the Southwark field in the UK North Sea with a timeline expected to be set following a proper analysis of the seabed survey. … Read More

Two rival players get green light for merger plans

The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) has not raised any objections regarding the business combination proposed by the Danish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling and the U.S.-based Noble Corporation, which would allow them to merge in a primarily all-stock transaction. Maersk … Read More

Noble shareholders voice concerns over Maersk merger plans despite ‘appealing optics’

Following an announcement that Maersk Drilling and Noble Corporation are merging, certain shareholders have voiced their concerns. Premium content Checking for account. You need javascript to validate your login status. Premium Premium content Subscribe to continue Become a PREMIUM Subscriber … Read More

Noble confirms consistent signs of recovery in rig market as new deals come in

Echoing the sentiment of its rivals Transocean and Valaris, Noble has said it is seeing consistent signs of recovery in the offshore rig market. Premium content Checking for account. You need javascript to validate your login status. Premium Premium content … Read More