Hieronymus Bosch

This anonymous commentator is our insider in the world of offshore oil and gas operations. With decades in the business and a raft of contacts, this is the go-to column for the behind-the-scenes wheelings and dealings of the volatile offshore market.

Author: Hieronymus Bosch

This anonymous commentator is our insider in the world of offshore oil and gas operations. With decades in the business and a raft of contacts, this is the go-to column for the behind-the-scenes wheelings and dealings of the volatile offshore market.

Amid all the excitement of ADES (100 per cent owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia) buying over twenty jackup rigs for charter to Saudi Aramco, and with AR ..

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We highlighted last week (here) that Middle Eastern demand is running red hot for jackups, and that prices have now passed the US$100 million per rig mark again. Thus, we ..

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The Ukraine war rumbles on, with Russian seafarers and oilfield workers now in danger of being drafted into president Putin’s meat-grinder of death and mayhem in Donbas ..

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Eighteen months ago, we highlighted (here) the transformation of the Middle Eastern oilfield services market as big, state-owned players in Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, an ..

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Waiting for Godot is a stage play where (Spoiler alert!) very little actually happens. Two tramps named Vladimir and Estragon meet beside a tree. They are waiting for a c ..

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Last week (here), we looked at the recovery of the drilling market, epitomised by the return to a public listing of Dolphin Drilling in Oslo on September 15. A few days l ..

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Seafarers are concerned that in the coming decade, they may lose their jobs in a wave of autonomy, as self-driving, autonomous surface vessels (ASVs) take to the seas, ma ..

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