Vantage Drilling has secured a drilling services contract with TotalEnergies for the ultra-deepwater drillship, Tungsten Explorer.
The contract will see the 2013-built drillship employed for a minimum duration of 225 days. The deal also comes with three extension options attached.
The Houston-based offshore driller said the firm term of the contract would generate around $75m.
The drillship is planned to mobilise to West Africa in the third quarter of 2022, following an up to two-well campaign in the Mediterranean.