LONDON– Noble Corp. has issued an update on its offshore drilling rig fleet.
In the Gulf of Mexico, W&T Offshore has contracted the drillshipNoble Sam Croft. Drilling is expected to start in 1Q 2019 and end in 2Q 2019.
Offshore South America, an undisclosed operator awarded theNoble Sam Croft a one-well, firm term contract. It is expected to start in mid-2019.
Offshore Australia, the jackupNoble Tom Prosser has received three contracts. The contract with Santos is expected to start in March/April 2019 and end in October 2019. It includes 2x1 well options. CarbonNet/AGR’s contract is expected to last from November to December. Esso’s contract is expected to start in January 2020 and end in April 2020. It includes 6x1 well options.
In the UK North Sea, Spirit Energy has extended the contract for the jackupNoble Hans Deul into late July 2019.
Saudi Aramco has extended the contract for the jackupNoble Joe Beall to late April 2019. In addition, Aramco has extended the contract for the jackup Noble Gene House to late December 2018.