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.