US offshore driller Atwood Oceanics has amended its contract with Woodside Energy in Australia to substitute semisubmersible Atwood Condor for the Atwood Osprey at the Greater Enfield Project campaign. Work is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2018 at $222,295 per day and for a total of 12 wells. The mobilization fee will be $36.5 million.
In addition, the two companies have reached an agreement to utilize Atwood Osprey for an additional well commencing in 2018 at an operating rate of $190,000 per day.
“This agreement ensures that the Atwood Condor remains working into mid-2019, while enhancing the drilling efficiency of the Greater Enfield Project. The additional well on the Atwood Osprey adds to our 2018 revenue backlog and increases our confidence that we can maintain continuous drilling operations on the Osprey in Australia. We are certainly pleased to be expanding our presence in this important market with a key client,” commented Rob Saltiel, president and CEO of Atwood Oceanics.