Transocean awarded a slew of new contracts

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has been awarded a series of new contracts according to the company’s latest fleet status report.

Semi-submersible rig Henry Goodrich has been awarded a one-year contract extension by Husky offshore Eastern Canada.

The company’s newbuild semi-sub Transocean Norge has been awarded a six-well contract and four well options in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The contract is expected to commence in July 2019.

Semi-sub Paul B. Loyd, Jr. has secured a two-well contract plus four one-well options in the U.K. North Sea from BP. The contract will commence in March 2019.

The drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 has scored a three-well contract plus two one-well options offshore China, with Reliance. The contract is expected to commence in February 2019.

Semi-sub Transocean Leader has secured a three-well contract in the U.K. North Sea from Hurrican Energy, starting from February 2019.

Semi-sub Transocean Spitsbergen has received one-well option by Equinor offshore Norway.

Lastly, semi-sub Deepwater Nautilus secured an one-well option by Shell offshore Malaysia.

Transocean operates a fleet of 41 mobile offshore drilling units consisting of 23 ultra-deepwater floaters, 12 harsh environment floaters, two deepwater floaters and four midwater floaters.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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