Transocean Ltd. Receives Early Termination Notice on the Discoverer India
ZUG, SWITZERLAND-October 3, 2016-Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) announced today that Reliance Industries Ltd. (Reliance) has elected to exercise its contractual option to terminate the contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer India, effective December 2016, prior to its expiration in January 2021. In accordance with the contract, Transocean will be compensated by Reliance and its partners for the early termination through a lump-sum payment of approximately $160 million.
Transocean is a leading international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. The company specializes in technically demanding sectors of the global offshore drilling business with a particular focus on deepwater and harsh environment drilling services, and believes that it operates one of the most versatile offshore drilling fleets in the world.
Transocean owns or has partial ownership interests in, and operates a fleet of 58 mobile offshore drilling units consisting of 29 ultra-deepwater floaters, seven harsh-environment floaters, four deepwater floaters, eight midwater floaters and 10 high-specification jackups. In addition, the company has five ultra-deepwater drillships and five high-specification jackups under construction or under contract to be constructed.
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