Fossil Energy – Drilling
Odfjell Drilling announced that it has signed contracts related to two Letters of Intent, issued earlier this year, provided by Equinor for the Deepsea Atlantic semisubmersible to conduct operations in the North Sea.
The contracts have a combined firm duration of 23 months and a value of approximately $290 million excluding integrated services, upgrades / modifications or mobilization fees.
The contracts also include provisions for performance bonuses and fuel incentives.
In addition to the firm contract periods, there are four priced one-well options as well as three further optional periods of approximately one-year each, with the rates for each period to be mutually agreed prior to exercising.
The work will begin immediately following completion of the special periodic survey for the Deepsea Atlantic, which is currently planned during the first half of 2024. The rig is now signed up to firm contracts until mid-2026, with options which extend to 2029.
Together with the two contracts, Odfjell Drilling and Equinor have also entered into a Strategic Collaboration Agreement to focus on matters of mutual strategic importance. With a focus on safety, drilling efficiency and lower emissions, this agreement shall provide the framework for a joint effort and longer-term collaboration.