STEINHAUSEN, Switzerland – Transocean Ltd. has secured an additional $352.9 million of backlog from new contracts and extensions.
President and CEO Jeremy Thigpen said: “Customer demand for the highest specification ultra-deepwater floaters now equals or exceeds the number of marketable rigs currently available in many areas. As a result, new contracts more consistently reflect materially increased day rates, which will generate significantly improved cash flow.”
ConocoPhillips has awarded the harsh-environment semisubmersible Leiv Eiriksson a 125-day contract offshore Norway. The day rate is $235,000.
Talos has awarded the ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer Inspiration a 120-day contract in the US Gulf of Mexico. The day rate is $210,000.
Beacon has awarded the ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Asgard a 200-day contract in the US Gulf of Mexico. The company has also exercised a 74-day option for the drillship at a day rate of $240,000.
The ultra-deepwater semisub Development Driller III has received a one-year contract from an undisclosed customer offshore Trinidad. The day rate is $250,000.
Woodside has awarded the ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 a 180-day contract offshore Myanmar. The day rate is $250,000.
BHP has exercised a one-year option for the ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus in the US Gulf of Mexico. The day rate is $155,000.
Equinor has exercised two 32-day options for the harsh-environment semisub Transocean Norge offshore Norway. The day rate is $291,000.
Petronas has exercised a 180-day option for the ultra-deepwater semisub Deepwater Nautilus offshore Malaysia. The day rate is $140,000.