Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill has been successful in winning the tender Petrobras issued earlier this year for the contracting of at least two deepwater drilling rigs.
According to Olso-based Esgian, Seadrill offered the 2013-built drillship West Tellus and the 2015-built West Carina at the most competitive rates.
The contract is for 1,095 days, with the option to terminate on the 580th day of operation and includes the use of a managed pressure drilling (MPD) system.
Analysts at Bassoe estimate Petrobras is paying $230,000 per day, with the contract commencement date set for September 2022. A second lot of the tender, for the unit without MPD, remains in the negotiation stage.