Ensco contracts 8505 in shared agreement with Anadarko, Apache, and Noble Energy

Ensco has announced a shared drilling contract for the ENSCO 8505 with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Apache Deepwater LLC, and Noble Energy Inc.

Offshore staff

LONDON – Ensco has announced a shared drilling contract for the ENSCO 8505 with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Apache Deepwater LLC, and Noble Energy Inc.

The initial term is for two years or two rotations per operator, whichever is longer, at a dayrate of $475,000 plus adjustments. There also are two one-year options.

Delivery of the rig from Keppel FELS Ltd. in Singapore is scheduled for 1Q 2012 with the contract to begin in 2Q 2012.

The design includes a 35,000-ft nominal rated drilling depth, two million pounds of hoisting capacity, 8,000 tons of variable deck load and an open layout well suited for subsea completion activities.

10/17/2011

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