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The 10 largest offshore drilling companies operating in Brazil and abroad

July 17, 2017 4:29 pm to 4:29 pm
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Discover the list of most important offshore drilling companies of your life if you are or want to be a professional in the oil and gas sector

offshore drilling is a type of oil extraction in which incisions are made through the seabed to capture hydrocarbons and depending on the depth, there are three distinct categories that call them: Drilling in shallow, deep and super-deep waters. The total depth of drilling depends largely on where the reserves are located and the types of facilities used. Various types of equipment and units are required for this type of drilling, such as lifting platforms, barges, rigs, semi-submersible rigs, submersible rigs and drillships.

Well, to be able to extract oil in these remote places that are often compared to a trip to space, a lot of technology is needed. There are companies that specialize precisely in this type of work, and a large part of their portfolio of activities in this modality are in Brazilian waters, but they operate in other regions of the planet.

In the next paragraphs, you will get to know the TOP 10 offshore drilling companies operating in Brazil and worldwide. If you are an oil and gas professional, this list will be of paramount importance, after the BRAZIL OFFSHORE FAIR 2017 and the Revitalization of CAMPOS MADUROS in the CAMPOS BASIN, these companies will come in full force. If you are a professional with a practical, technical or higher level, make sure you keep this list in mind, because according to the large financial market consulting firm Technavio, these are the biggest at the moment and offer the best possibilities in the sector in 2018. :


Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of technology for the characterization, drilling, production and processing of reservoirs for the oil and gas industry. Working in more than 85 countries and employing approximately 113,000 people representing more than 140 nationalities, Schlumberger provides the broadest range of products and services in the industry, from exploration to production, and integrated hydrocarbon recovery solutions that optimize reservoir performance. Access the recruitment site at the link


Ensco is a global provider of offshore drilling services to the oil industry. For over 25 years, the company has focused on operating safely and beyond customer expectations. Ensco ranks first in total customer satisfaction with top honors in eight of 14 categories, according to EnergyPoint Research's latest annual survey. Operating one of the newest ultra-deep rig fleets and the largest premium jackup fleet, Ensco has an important presence in the most strategic offshore basins on six continents, including Brazil. Access the recruitment site at the link


Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest suppliers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 75,000 employees representing 140 nationalities in nearly 80 countries, the company serves the oil and gas industry across the entire reservoir lifecycle – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data to evaluating drilling and formation, construction and completion of wells and Optimizing production throughout the life of the field. Access the recruitment site at the link


Seadrill is a leading offshore deepwater drilling company, aiming to be its customers' most important partner to deliver oil and gas safely and cost-effectively. The company operates a versatile fleet of 69 units comprising drillships, jacking rigs, semi-submersible rigs and rigging rigs for operations in shallow and ultra-deep waters in harsh and benign environments. Access the recruitment site at the link


Transocean is a leading international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. The company specializes in deepwater drilling services and believes it operates one of the most versatile offshore drilling fleets in the world. Transocean has a portfolio of 79 mobile offshore drilling units, consisting of 46 high specification floats, 22 floats and 11 high standard jackups. In addition, the company has nine ultra-deepwater drillships and five lifting platforms under construction. Access the recruitment site at the link


Weatherford (NYSE / Euronext Paris / SEIS: WFT) is one of the world's largest providers of products and services covering the drilling, appraisal, completion, production and intervention cycles of oil and natural gas wells. Weatherford is a new services company that can provide the industry with expanded products and services, more efficient operations, more powerful research and development capabilities, and greater geographic diversity. Access the recruitment site at the link

Atwood Oceanics

Atwood Oceanics is a leading offshore drilling company involved in drilling and completing exploration and development wells for the global oil and gas industry. The company currently has 13 mobile offshore drilling units and is building three ultra-deepwater drillships. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. The common stock of Atwood Oceanics, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ATW”. Access the recruitment site at the link

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL)

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) is an integrated provider of oilfield services solutions with nearly 50 years of experience in offshore operations. With its four main business segments of geophysical services, drilling services, well services and maritime and transportation services that span the exploration, development and production phases of the oil and gas industry, COSL is a services company with integrated functions and bundled services in your country and even worldwide. COSL has the largest fleet of offshore oilfield service facilities in China. Access the recruitment site at the link

Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling will earn a profit (NOPAT) of US $ 1 billion by 2018 while conducting incident-free operations. In addition to the three drilling vessels and four lifting rigs, the modern fleet comprises 17 drilling rigs, including deepwater semi-submersibles and high-end lifting rigs. Maersk Drilling employs more than 4,000 people worldwide and generated a profit of US $ 528 million in 2013. Access the recruitment site at the link


Noble is a leading offshore services provider to the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling services with a fleet of 77 offshore drilling rigs (including two ultra-deepwater drilling vessels and four high-performance lift drilling rigs currently under construction) located worldwide, including the US, Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, Mexico, Brazil, North Sea, Mediterranean, West Africa, Middle East, India, Malaysia and Australia. Go to the recruitment site at link

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