Transocean drillship wins new $106m BHP contract

Transocean has clinched a new contract with BHP Billiton worth $106m for ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus.

The new contract commences in the second quarter of 2018, and is for a period of two years with three additional one-year options available to BHP.

Jeremy Thigpen, president and CEO of Transocean, commented: “We are extremely pleased to continue working with BHP. Since we welcomed the Invictus into our fleet in 2014, the combination of BHP, Transocean and the Invictus has delivered industry-leading performance; and, we look forward to extending our productive relationship through this multi-year contract.”

Deepwater Invictus, which is operating in the Gulf of Mexico, was made famous last year when a female employee onboard the vessel moved to sue Transocean and BHP Billiton after she discovered she was being secretly filmed in her quarters by another crew member.

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.


  1. Progress in the industry is good that makes the drilling contractor famous for.

    Grant should have not mixed different articles in one

  2. The drillship in the showed picture is the Transocean Luanda quite an old 4/5th generation drillship, not an 6/7th and only with one derrick (no offset)

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