Vlaris president and CEO Tom Burke

Offshore driller exits Chapter 11

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris — which until a 2019 name change was called EnscoRowan — reports that on April 30, 2021, it completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Seadrill orders two more jack-ups at Chinese yard

JULY 31, 2013 — John Fredriksen’s Seadrill Limited has entered into new contracts for the construction of two high specification jack-up drilling rigs at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (DSIC Offshore)

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Seadrill orders four more newbuild drillships

JULY 15, 2013 — John Fredriksen’s Seadrill Limited has entered into turnkey contracts to build four new ultra-deepwater drillships at Korean shipyards. Two will be built at DSME and two at Samsung.

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Noble gets contracts for newbuild drillships

APRIL 18, 2013 — Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that it has entered into two three-year term drilling contracts with Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE:PXP) for the Noble Sam Croft

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Rowan promotes Thomas P. Burke to President

MARCH 7, 2013 —Houston-headquartered offshore drilling conractor Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) reported today that Chief Operating Officer Thomas P. Burke, has been promoted to President. He will remain as the company’s