Fossil Energy – Drilling GOM
An undisclosed, independent operator has awarded Transocean a 1,080-day contract for a high-specification seventh-generation, ultra-deepwater drillship in the Gulf of Mexico offshore Mexico.
Transocean will select one of its three 12,000-ft drillships from among Deepwater Invictus, Deepwater Thalassa, and Deepwater Proteus no later than one year before the earliest date in the commencement window.
The contract is expected to begin between the fourth quarter of 2025 and second quarter of 2026.
It will contribute about $518 million in backlog, excluding revenue for mobilisation and demobilisation, giving a dayrate of about $480,000.