Transocean awarded slew of new contracts

Offshore driller Transocean has secured a series of new contracts, adding around $907m in contract backlog, according to the company’s latest fleet status report.

The company’s drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 has been awarded a four-well contract plus four-well option by Chevron offshore Australia via a term swap with the GSF Development Driller I.

ConocoPhillips has exercised a one-well option for semi-submersible rig Leiv Eriksson in the Norwegian North Sea.

Capricorn Norge exercised two one-well options for semi-submersible rig Transocean Arctic in the Norwegian North Sea and the rig was also awarded a two-well contract with DEA Norge.

CNR exercised two one-well options for drillship Discoverer India offshore Ivory Coast while Transocean 712 has been awarded a one-well option by ConocoPhillips offshore UK North Sea.

Transocean completed the acquisition of Ocean Rig in December last year, adding eight drillships and two semi-submersibles to its fleet.

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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