Noble Corporation awarded long-term drillship contract by ExxonMobil

Offshore driller Noble Corporation has sealed a long-term deal with ExxonMobil for drillship Noble Bob Douglas as well as extended a contract with Hess for semi-submersible rig Noble Paul Romano, the company revealed in its latest fleet status report.

The 2013-built drillship Noble Bob Douglas will commence work for ExxonMobil off Guyana in either the first or second quarter of 2018 for a period of three years. The day rate for the contract was not revealed.

Meanwhile, Hess has extended its contract with Noble for 1989-built semi-submersible rig Noble Paul Romano, operating in the US Gulf of Mexico, from early October 2017 through to late December 2017. The day rate on the rig will drop from $128,500 per day to $115,000 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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