Awilco Offshore is a Norwegian drilling rig owner. The company operates two jackup rigs and has another six under construction in addition to three submerisible rigs under construction. The company was founded in 2005 and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company has its headquarters in Operation of the rigs will be done by the company Premium Drilling that is owned by Awilco and Sinvest.
The company was founded in February 2005 when it took over the offshore rig assets of Anders Wilhelmsen Group
and at the same time acquiring NOK
1 billion in new capital
. In August 2005 Awilco bought 20.7% of Petrojack
and at the same time performed a new capital expansion. In December 2005 Awilco merged
with Offshore Rig Services
, taking over the company wile issuing new shares to the Offshore Rig Services owners. The largest owner is Awilco AS
with 37.69% of the shares.
The company accepted a $2
acquisition offer from industry peer China Oilfield Services
on 7 July 2008