Transocean secures $188 million ultra-deepwater drillship contract extension

(WO) – Transocean Ltd. announced a 365-day contract extension for the Deepwater Asgard with an independent operator offshore the U.S. in the Gulf of Mexico.

The program is expected to commence in direct continuation of the rig’s current program and is estimated to contribute approximately $188 million in backlog, including additional services.

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 35 mobile offshore drilling units, consisting of 27 ultra-deepwater floaters and eight harsh environment floaters. In addition, Transocean is constructing one ultra-deepwater drillship.

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