Petrobras unseals bids for presalt rigs

Petrobras has opened the sealed bids submitted in a three part tender intended to lead to the construction, in Brazil, of 28 offshore drilling rigs required for development of the pre-salt zone.

Keppel FELS books jack-up order

Norwegian billionaire investor Øystein Stray Spetalen has joined the parade of those seeing opportunities ahead for newbuild jack-up rigs. Standard Drilling, a subsidiary of Mr. Spetalen’s Ferncliff TIH AS investment company, has

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MOL inks deal with Vale for VLOC newbuilds

Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. announced on November 26 that it had signed a long-term transport contract with Brazilian mining giant Vale International SA, a subsidiary of Vale S.A., for two very

Body of capsized tug captain found

The body of the 46-year-old captain of the tug Fairplay-22, which capsized in Rotterdam on November 11th, was found today on the beach close to Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands. Owner of