Transocean reveals raft of new contracts

Offshore drilling giant Transocean has revealed several new contract wins in its first fleet status report for the year.

In the US Gulf of Mexico, drillship Deepwater Asgard has been awarded a three-well contract with one-well option by Murphy Oil for operations commencing June, while another drillship Deepwater Invictus had been awarded a two-well contract extension by BHP.

Three other drillship have also won contracts. The 2010-built Discoverer India has been awarded a five-well contract by CNR for work offshore the Ivory Coast commencing April, while Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 and Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 have won contracts in India (six wells awarded by Reliance) and Myanmar (three wells by Woodside) respectively.

On the semi-submersible rig front, Transocean has been announced that Deepwater Nautilus has been awarded a one-well contract with three one-well options for drilling operations offshore Brunei with Shell.

Additionally, semi-submersible Transocean Arctic has won contracts with two customers in the Norwegian North Sea. Wellesley Petroleum has signed a three-well contract with two one-well options commencing May and DEA Norge has signed a four-well contract commencing July 2019.

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.
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