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Transocean secures more work for drillship pair

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has bagged a new award and a contract extension, adding to the company’s backlog of around $6.1bn reported in its April fleet status report.

In Angola, the driller won a 10-well contract for the 2013-built ultra deepwater drillship Deepwater Skyros. The charter is expected to commence in December 2022 in direct continuation of its current engagement at $310,000 per day, excluding services and bonus opportunities. The contract adds approximately 540 days of work. 

Additionally, the 2014-built drillship Deepwater Invictus secured two one-well extensions totaling approximately 90 days at a rate of $375,000 per day. The rig is working for BHP in the US Gulf.

The latest fixtures have added approximately $200m to the backlog.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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