Transocean announces 13-well contract for Transocean 712
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) says that the midwater semisubmersible Transocean 712 was awarded a 13-well contract (approximately 580 days) commencing in March 2019 in the U.K. North Sea with ConocoPhillips. The estimated firm contract backlog is approximately $75 million. Additionally, the contract includes a one-well option.
Transocean is a leading international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. The company specializes in technically demanding sectors of the global offshore drilling business with a particular focus on deepwater and harsh environment drilling services, and believes that it operates one of the most versatile offshore drilling fleets in the world. Transocean owns or has partial ownership interests in, and operates a fleet of 43 mobile offshore drilling units consisting of 24 ultra-deepwater floaters, 12 harsh environment floaters, two deepwater floaters and five midwater floaters. In addition, Transocean is constructing two ultra-deepwater drillships; and one harsh environment semisubmersible in which the company has a one-third interest. The company also operates one high-specification jackup that was under a drilling contract when the rig was sold, and the company will continue to operate the jackup until completion or novation of the drilling contract.