Diamond Offshore Drilling awarded new semi-submersible contracts

Houston-based Diamond Offshore Drilling has won several new contracts for its semi-submersible rigs according to its latest fleet status report.

1985-built Ocean Guardian has been awarded a two-well contract by Chevron for operations in the UK North Sea. The rig will commence the contract late-May after it comes off a contract with Decipher.

Another semi-submersible, the 2008-built Ocean Monarch, has been awarded a well-based contract in Australia with Cooper/Exxon. The contract is expected to commence mid-March and run through to mid-September.

Lastly in Brazil, the 2009-built Ocean Valor, has been contracted by Petrobras for two years via an extension at $289,000 per day commencing early October. In the meantime, the rig is currently on standby with Petrobras at a rate of $190,000 per day.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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