HOUSTON – Atwood Oceanics Inc. reports award of a contract from Hess Corp. for the Atwood Condor to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. The commitment is expected to run from rig arrival in the Gulf until June 2014.
The Condor is a Friede & Goldman ExD Millennium semisubmersible design currently under construction at Jurong Shipyard Ptd Ltd. in Singapore. Delivery is scheduled for June 2012 with arrival in the Gulf in September.
The agreement has two one-year extension options.