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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.