Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Update Summary
ZUG, SWITZERLAND-November 18, 2014-Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today issued a monthly Fleet Update Summary which includes new contracts, changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out-of-service time of 15 or more days since October 15, 2014. The total value of new contracts since the October 15, 2014 Fleet Status Report is approximately $83 million.
The report includes the following:
- Discoverer Enterprise - Awarded a one-well contract extension in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico at a dayrate of $399,000 ($32 million estimated backlog). The rig's prior dayrate was $615,000.
- GSF Galaxy III - Awarded a four month contract as an accommodation unit in Denmark at a dayrate of $175,000 ($23 million estimated backlog). The rig's prior dayrate was $160,000.
- Cajun Express - Awarded a one-well contract extension in Senegal at a dayrate of $487,000 ($15 million estimated backlog). The rig's prior dayrate was $596,000.
- Discoverer Seven Seas - Customer exercised a one-well option at an undisclosed location at a dayrate of $400,000 ($13 million estimated contract backlog). The rig's prior dayrate was $400,000.
- The ultra-deepwater floaters Deepwater Discovery and Sedco Express, and the midwater floater GSF Arctic III, are idle.
- Estimated 2014 planned out-of-service time increased by a net one day. Estimated 2015 planned out-of-service time decreased by a net 225 days, including 173 days associated with Deepwater Discovery and Sedco Express.
The report can be accessed on the company's website at www.deepwater.com.
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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, 79 mobile offshore drilling units consisting of 48 high-specification floaters (ultra-deepwater, deepwater and harsh-environment drilling rigs), 21 midwater floaters and 10 high-specification jackups. In addition, the company has seven ultra-deepwater drillships and five high-specification jackups under construction.
For more information about Transocean, please visit the company's website at www.deepwater.com.