Fossil Energy – Drilling
Diamond Offshore has entered into a drilling contract with an independent operator to utilise the 12,000-ft drillship Ocean BlackRhino for work offshore Guinea-Bissau.
The Ocean BlackRhino was awarded a one-well contract with a minimum duration of 30 days representing $15.4 million of additional backlog, excluding mobilisation. This gives a dayrate of about $513,000.
The work under the new contract is expected to start in July 2024 in direct continuation of the rig’s current contract with Woodside in Senegal.
The drillship is expected to have 80 days out of service in 2024 for its five-year SPS and MPD upgrade, excluding mobilisation.