Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean has won a new contract for jackup rig GSF Constellation I and will be scrapping semi-submersible GSF Rig 135, according to its latest fleet status report.
The new contract for 2003-built jackup GSF Constellation I is for work offshore United Arab Emirates and is at a day rate of $104,000. The deployment looks to be around 9 months, with the contract valued at around $28m.
Transocean also said that 1983-built midwater semi-suibnersible GSF Rig 135 is now being classified as held for sale, and will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.
In a separate announcement yesterday, Transocean said it had reached an agreement with client Shell and Korean yard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to delay the delivery of two drillships by 12 months each.