Transocean adds to rig fleet backlog with $87m worth of new deals

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has reported new awards and contract extensions, adding to the company’s backlog of approximately $6.1bn.

In Colombia, the 2009-built semisub Development Driller III has been awarded a one-well contract with Petrobras at $331,000 per day. The contract starts this month and lasts until April.

In the US Gulf, the 2010-built drillship Discoverer Inspiration has secured a one-well extension with EnVen at $300,000 per day, while in Norway, the 2009-built semi Transocean Spitsbergen also landed a one-well option with Equinor at $305,000 per day. The new deals should keep the rigs busy until January 2023.

Transocean said that the aggregate incremental backlog associated with these fixtures is around $87.2m. 

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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