Atwood Oceanics secures contract for the Atwood Advantage drillship

Posted on 27 September 2012

Atwood Oceanics has secured a drilling services contract for the Atwood Advantage by a subsidiary of Noble Energy for a worldwide program commencing in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Atwood Advantage drillship is currently under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea and is scheduled for delivery in September 2013.

The agreement specifies an operating rate of approximately $584,000 per day and a firm duration of three years, exclusive of the mobilization period from DSME to the first drilling location in the Eastern Mediterranean. The dual BOP stacks, enhanced offline capabilities, 12,000-ft water depth/40,000-ft drill depth ratings and the increased mobility will add flexibility to Noble Energy’s global exploration program. The rig’s advanced capabilities are sufficient to reach the deep oil target in the Eastern Mediterranean, which will be the first exploration prospect drilled.

Atwood Oceanics currently owns 11 mobile offshore drilling units and is constructing two ultra-deepwater drillships and two high-specification jackups for deliveries in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 01 October 2014

    Drillmec automated rig, drilling package designed to ensure safety, increase efficiency

    Drillmec has designed an automated drilling rig – AHEAD, Advanced Hydraulic Electrical Automated Driller – that reduces the rig footprint by approximately 50%...

  • 01 October 2014

    Noble Energy to resume exploration drilling offshore Falkland Islands

    Noble Energy.plans to resume exploration drilling in the Falkland Islands in 2015, following the acquisition and evaluation of an extensive 3D seismic program…

  • 01 October 2014

    Video: Schlumberger mapping-while-drilling service expands view around wellbore

    GeoSphere, Schlumberger’s new reservoir mapping-while-drilling service, optimizes well placement operations and steering capabilities with deep-directional...

  • 30 September 2014

    Statoil, Shell and Sonatrach awarded acreage onshore Algeria

    Statoil and Shell were awarded the Timissit Permit License in the Illizi-Ghadames Basin onshore Algeria. The license is in southeastern Algeria and covers an area of 2,730 sq km...

  • 29 September 2014

    Rosneft discovers oil in Kara Sea

    Rosneft successfully completed the drilling of the Universitetskaya-1 well in the Arctic – the northernmost well in the world, according to the company, and discovered oil at the East-Prinovozemelskiy-1 license area...

  • Read more news