Diamond moving second GoM rig

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. has agreed to suspend a Gulf of Mexico contract on the deepwater Ocean Confidence and will take up a contract for the rig offshore Congo.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. has agreed to suspend a Gulf of Mexico contract on the deepwater Ocean Confidence and will take up a contract for the rig offshore Congo. The $234-million Congo contract is for three wells plus one optional well and includes mobilization to the Congo.

“As the uncertainty about continued deepwater drilling in the GOM persists, we must consider alternatives that allow our deepwater assets to remain employed,” says Larry Dickerson, Diamond Offshore’s president and CEO. “The contract we suspended with Murphy has been restructured into a one-year commitment in the GoM that is expected to recommence when our customer is satisfied that it can obtain the necessary permits and can meet any new regulatory requirements.”


07/13/2010

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