Switzerland-based shipbuilder and services company Transocean said Friday that it has won $78 million in new contracts since July 16.
The deals include well contracts, leases, and a sale.
In late July, Transocean’s newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship, Deepwater Invictus, commenced operations on its three year contract in the US Gulf of Mexico at a day rate of $595,000.
The company’s newbuild ultra-deepwater drill ship, Deepwater Asgard, also commenced operations on its three year contract on August 21 at a day rate of $600,000.
Transocean was awarded a two well contract in Australia at a day rate of $420,000 for its semi-submersible rig Jack Bates. The deal has a $59 million estimated backlog.
The company also landed a one well contract in Angola at a day rate of $338,000 with a $15 million estimated backlog for its semi-submersible GSF Celtic Sea rig.
The remaining contract term of 401 days on the semi-submersible GSF Rig 135, operating in the Congo, was transferred to Transocean’s Sedco Energy semi-submersible. Sedco was previously idle.
The remaining contract term of 198 days on Sedneth 701, operating in Nigeria, was transferred to GSF Rig 135.
Transocean also sold its high-specification jackup, GSF Magellan. The transaction details have not been disclosed.