ABERDEEN, UK – Pemex has awarded Dolphin Drilling an $83-million contract for use of the semisubmersible Blackford Dolphin in the Mexican sector.
The rig is currently mobilizing for Mexico ahead of the start of operations in October, with the program expected to last around 15 months.
Bjørnar Iversen, Dolphin’s CEO, said the ability to mobilize the rig quickly, its operational and safety performance, were all factors in the award.
“Blackford Dolphin is one of the most efficient moored semisubmersibles on the market, providing a reduction of the CO2 emissions associated with drilling due to its low fuel consumption and high drilling performance…
“I am looking forward to us continuing our global growth in the years to come, and see Mexico as a strategically important market for our moored semisubmersibles.”
The Blackford Dolphin was rebuilt in 2008 with a sixth generation topsides and can operate in water depths from 70-1,700 m (229-5,577 ft) while moored.