ABERDEEN, Scotland — Dolphin Drilling has secured a 12-month contract with Nigeria-based General Hydrocarbons Ltd. worth $96 million.
The contract, which is for the drilling contractor’s Blackford Dolphin rig, will commence during the fourth quarter. Having recently completed work in the Gulf of Mexico for PEMEX, the Blackford Dolphin will mobilize to Las Palmas for its special periodic survey prior to beginning operations in Nigeria.
The company says Dolphin Drilling is known for its track record in deepwater drilling in harsh environments and owns a fleet of three, fourth and fifth generation drilling rigs, the Borgland Dolphin, Blackford Dolphin and Bideford Dolphin.
Dolphin CEO Bjørnar Iversen said, “We are proud to announce the final award of the Blackford Dolphin contract, proving our position in the niche moored semisubmersible market."