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.