Fossil Energy – Sale
Valaris has sold heavy duty modern jack-ups Valaris 113 and 114 to ADES Saudi for a total of $125 million.
Both units are PPL Pacific Class 400 jackups, delivered in 2012.
The rigs have been stacked in the Philippines since they completed their last contracts in late 2015.
President and Chief Executive Officer Anton Dibowitz said: “We are pleased to have closed the sale of the VALARIS 113 and 114 at values which are highly accretive to our shareholders. Each rig had been stacked for more than six years and would have required meaningful capital to reactivate. We will continue to take a rational approach to fleet management, including regularly assessing our fleet for retirement and divestiture candidates.”