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2010-05-10 22:46:00

HOUSTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northern Offshore, Ltd. (Oslo Bors: NOF.OL) today announced that the company's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Michael R. Dawson, has resigned from the company. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080415/LATU540LOGO) Mr. Dawson joined the company in early 2008 and has indicated that he plans to retire. The Board of Directors of the company thanks Mr. Dawson for his contributions and dedicated service and wishes him...

2010-01-26 16:26:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq: HERO) announced today that it is establishing an allowance for doubtful accounts of approximately $29.8 million as of December 31, 2009, related to a single customer operating one rig in its International Offshore segment. In addition, the results for the fourth quarter will include a non-cash charge of approximately $7.3 million to fully impair the related deferred mobilization and contract preparation costs. This...

2009-11-04 16:36:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northern Offshore, Ltd. (Oslo Bors: NOF.OL) said today that Mr. Scott O'Keefe resigned as a director of the company. Mr. O'Keefe was elected as a director of the company on September 15, 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080415/LATU540LOGO) Northern Offshore, Ltd. is a Bermuda holding company which operates offshore oil and gas production and drilling vessels deployed around the world. The company's fleet consists of one...

2009-08-25 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Parker Drilling (NYSE: PKD), a global drilling contractor and service provider, announced today the award of an initial two-year Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract for BP's Liberty rig, a land-based rig designed to drill ultra-extended-reach wells to offshore targets in the Liberty field from the North Slope. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090825/DA65538) The O&M contract is the third phase of the Liberty field...

2009-08-07 08:36:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northern Offshore, Ltd. (Oslo Bors: NOF.OL) today announced that its subsidiary, Northern Offshore U.K. Ltd., has completed its 120 day drilling contract offshore Greece utilizing the jackup rig Energy Exerter. The company said that the rig was under tow to a location offshore Malta where it would be cold stacked until drilling opportunities in the Mediterranean Sea improve. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080415/LATU540LOGO) The...

2009-07-13 17:20:00

SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Roger B. Hunt has been named Senior Vice President - Marketing and Contracts, effective July 20, 2009. With more than 35 years in the offshore drilling industry, Hunt most recently served as Senior Vice President - Marketing at GlobalSantaFe, a position he held from 1997 to 2007. In that capacity, Hunt was responsible for marketing and pricing strategy, sales and contract activities for...

2009-03-19 09:00:00

HOUSTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Parker Drilling Company (NYSE: PKD) today announced that it has posted a report on the Company's worldwide drilling rig fleet updating rig status and contract information as of February, 2009. The Company expects to update this report monthly. The report is intended to provide analysts and investors with information about activity in Parker's International Drilling segment. The report "Worldwide Drilling Rig Fleet," is available through the...

2009-03-18 10:30:00

HOUSTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Parker Drilling Company (NYSE: PKD) today announced that it has posted a report on the Company's Gulf of Mexico barge rig fleet updating rig status and contract information as of February, 2009. The Company expects to update this report monthly. The report is intended to provide analysts and investors with information about activity in Parker's U.S. Barge Drilling segment. The report "Gulf of Mexico Barge Rig Fleet" is available through the...

2008-12-02 15:48:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rowan Companies, Inc. ("Rowan" or the "Company") (NYSE: RDC) announced that, effective January 1, 2009, its Board of Directors has named W. Matt Ralls as the Company's new President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, succeeding D.F. McNease, who announced his retirement in late October 2008. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081202/LATU101) (Logo:...

2008-11-03 18:00:17

HOUSTON, Nov. 3, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transocean Inc. (NYSE:RIG) today issued an updated fleet status report covering the company's 137-unit offshore drilling fleet. Drilling rig status and contract information on the company's offshore drilling fleet has been condensed into a report titled "Transocean Fleet Status Report," which is available through the company's Worldwide Web address at www.deepwater.com. The report can be accessed from the home page of the Web address by clicking on...


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