Since its last report Transocean has added approximately US$75 million in contract backlog, bringing total backlog to US$10.8 billion.
The Etame field offshore Gabon was successfully drilled to a total depth of 10 260 ft and encountered both Gamba and Dentale oil sands.
Maersk Viking will be employed by the POSCO International Corporation, a Korean operator, for a three-well campaign offshore Myanmar.
Rystad Energy says it is anticipating around 30 to 50 exploration wells will be drilled per year towards 2023.
The agreement entails a new GustoMSC drilling jack-up design which will utilise the modern manufacturing capabilities currently planned for at IMI.
Based on preliminary estimation, the recoverable resources of the Shrek discovery are in the range of between 19 and 38 million boe, as confirmed by the Norwegian Oil Directorate (NPD).
The contract is for supply of ‘cesium drilling and completion fluids’ to Equinor’s operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The service will be provided using Vantage's Tungsten Explorer and covers one firm well, "Nigma 1", with the contract estimated to last 73 days.