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    Nabors Offshore workover jackup Dolphin 109 completed its one-well contract with Marlin Energy, LLC and is now available for charter. The rig is stacked on location in West Cameron Block 132. It is believed Nabors may be close to securing further work for the rig, but nothing is confirmed at present. Those details will be reported if and when a contract is finalized.


    Rowan jackup Rowan Louisiana has completed operations for McMoRan Exploration Co. in Eugene Island Block 26 and is now on location in Ship Shoal Block 188 for the first of two option wells available under the original agreement. The well has a planned TD of about 25,000 ft, with operations expected to last around 200 days.

    Spartan Offshore jackup Spartan 208 has gone to work for Black Elk Energy, LLC on a one-well deal in Galveston Block 424. Workover operations should last around 20-25 days. The rig had been idle since the latter part of August prior to receiving the work.

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    Hercules Offshore has canceled the remainder of its contract with Great Gulfcan Energy with jackup Hercules 212, and the rig is hot stacked in West Cameron 38. The rig had been working in High Island 98-L and was originally scheduled to complete the work in mid-July, but financial issues with the operator led to the cancellation. Shipyard work on jackup Hercules 120 has not been completed, and now the rig is not expected to return to its contract with Chevron until late June. The rig, which is under contract through the end of 2011, was originally due to return to work May 25. Pisces Energy will now keep jackup Hercules 204 for an additional well in Ship Shoal 151. The operator now has the rig through end-July, after which it will go to Ship Shoal 112 for a 40-day well with Stone Energy. With the extension, the rig is now next available in the first half of September. Finally, inland barge Hercules 17 has secured a follow-up contract with Energy Partners, Ltd. for a 42-day well. Work will begin later this week after the current contract with Marlin Energy is completed. The new work keeps the rig busy to mid-July....

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    Rowan Companies reported a net income of $32.1 million on revenues of $364.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011. That compared to a net income of $64.6 million on revenues of $432.4 million for the same period in 2010. Transocean, Ltd reported that for the three months ended March 31, 2011, it earned net income of $310 million on revenues of $2.144 billion versus net income of $677 million on revenues of $2,579 billion. Parker Drilling said it had a net income of $4.8 million on revenues of $156.2 million for the first quarter of 2011 compared to a net loss of $2.1 million on revenues of $157.6 million for the first three months of 2010. Atwood Oceanics said it earned net income of $70.6 million on revenues of $159 million for the first three months of 2011 versus a net income of $66.7 million on revenues of $159 million for the same period a year ago.

     

    Diamond Offshore jackup Ocean Titan has moved to Ship Shoal Block 290 to begin the final well of its contract with ANKOR Energy. Operations are expected to last around 30-days. Also, jackup Ocean Columbia is now on location in ...

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    Jackup Noble Bill Jennings has arrived in Mexico from the U.S. Gulf and begun its recently awarded 286-day contract with Pemex. Work will keep the rig busy through the remainder of 2011. In addition to that rig, four additional Noble jackups currently located in the U.S. Gulf, will mobilize shortly to Mexico to begin new contracts with Pemex. Noble also reports that jackup Noble Leonard Jones, which also was awarded a contract from Pemex in recent tender 503-11, started its program, a 272-day term on March 19. The rig, which was warm stacked in Mexico, is now busy until mid-December. Finally, Noble reports that jackup Noble Sam Noble, which completed a 75-day contract extension with Pemex at the end of January, is now enroute to the U.S. Gulf. The rig should arrive this week and will be stacked in South Padre Island 1147 where the company’s other units are currently located. As was the case with the other jackups Noble moved here from Mexico, there is no intent to work the rig in the U.S. Gulf.

     

    ATP O&G has received a permit to resume drilling its ATP Titan floating production platform in Mississippi Canyon 941 #4 well, marking the ...

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