Transocean wins $184 million offshore award for harsh environment semisubmersible

World Oil Staff June 29, 2023

(WO) – Transocean Ltd. announced a 16-well binding award for the Transocean Equinox in Australia for a consortium of four operators. The estimated 380-day campaign contributes approximately $184 million in backlog, excluding full compensation for mobilization and demobilization. The engagement also includes options that, if fully exercised, could keep the Transocean Equinox working in Australia into 2028.

This new award is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2025 in direct continuation of the rig’s previously announced five-well, 300-day commitment in Australia with a major operator, currently expected to start in the first quarter of 2024.

Transocean is an international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. Transocean specializes in technically demanding sectors of the global offshore drilling business with a particular focus on deepwater and harsh environment drilling services and operates the highest specification floating offshore drilling fleet in the world.

Transocean owns or has partial ownership interests in and operates a fleet of 36 mobile offshore drilling units, consisting of 28 ultra-deepwater floaters and eight harsh environment floaters. In addition, Transocean holds a noncontrolling ownership interest in a company that is constructing one ultra-deepwater drillship.

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