Noble finds work for drilling rig trio

  • Exploration & Production

Noble Corporation, a UK-based drilling contractor has won two new rig contracts, and one extension.

The driller, in its fleet status report on Thursday, said it had secured work for the following rigs: Noble Danny Adkins, Noble Houston Colbert, and Noble Sam Hartley.

The first rig, the semi-submersible Noble Danny Adkins, idle since August, will embark on its new assignment in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in November. The rig will be working for Talos, on a dayrate of $206.000. The contract ends in mid-January 2016.

Furthermore, the French oil major Total has decided to extend its contract for the Noble Houston Colbert jack-up rig in Argentina. The contract starts in April 2016, until June 2016, in direct continuation with the current contract. This time, however, the day rate is lower at $175.000, down from the current $243.000.

Total doesn’t stop there. The firm has also hired Noble’s Noble Sam Hartley jack-up, on a three-year deal, at a dayrate of $111.000. The rig is currently in the shipyard undergoing contract specific modifications and preparation. It will be deployed in Brunei. The contract is expected to start in January 2016.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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