Noble Energy extends drillship contract with Atwood Oceanics

Houston-headquartered Atwood Oceanics has been awarded a contract extension, at an adjusted rate, from Noble Energy for drillship Atwood Advantage.

The extension agreement is effective November 9, and the drillship will be used for the plugging and abandoning of a four well program in the Gulf of Mexico. The work is expected to take 120 days during the contract term, and will take place in 2016, with the extended contract now expiring in August 217. The adjusted operating day rate of the vessel will be around $240,000 per day.

The extension follows a recently announced nine-month extension by Mubadala Petroleum for the use of jackup, Atwood Orca.

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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