HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Scorpion Offshore's Offshore Courageous has started its three-year commitment with Shell Malaysia. The contract start was delayed by two weeks due to the late arrival of the heavy-lift ship in Dubai.
The company also reports that theOffshore Intrepid, currently being constructed at Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas, will be delivered on Jan. 24.
Four of the company's jackups are now operating, and the fifth and sixth jackups now have firm contracts in place that will occupy them into mid-2012 and 2013. The seventh jackup, theOffshore Mischief, will not be delivered until December.