Woodside hires Ocean BlackHawk (1Q2022 - 1Q2023) and Ocean BlackRhino (4Q2020-2Q2021)

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Woodside hires Ocean BlackHawk (1Q2022 - 1Q2023) and Ocean BlackRhino (4Q2020-2Q2021)

Unread post by escveritas » Mon May 20, 2019 10:05 am

Offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore has been awarded drilling contracts for two of its 2014-built drillships with Woodside in Senegal.

According to its latest fleet status report, Diamond Offshore has secured a well-based contract for its Ocean BlackHawk drillship with Woodside in Senegal. The contract also includes options. It is scheduled to start in 1Q 2022 and end in 1Q 2023.

The Ocean BlackHawk is currently under contract with Anadarko in the Gulf of Mexico until mid-April 2020 with a dayrate of $495,000. From then on, Anadarko has a one-year extension plus option until mid-April 2021.

Diamond has also secured a well-based contract plus options from Woodside for its Ocean BlackRhino drillship. Under this deal, the rig will operate offshore Senegal for Woodside from 4Q 2020 until 4Q 2023.

Woodside is the operator of the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture, which contains the giant SNE field. Other partners in the field are Cairn Energy, FAR Limited, and Petrosen. The work scope for Diamond’s drillships on the SNE field includes 18 wells with options for 8 additional wells over a combined duration of four years.

Ocean BlackRhino is currently under contract with Hess in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, which is scheduled to end in late May 2020.

The dayrates for Diamond’s rigs under these new Woodside contracts have not been disclosed.

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