Diamond Offshore filed for Chapter 11 chapter safety by the tip of January 2021. The Houston-based offshore driller did nevertheless go on some excellent news.
According to the corporate’s fleet standing report, the semi-submersible Ocean Onyx has secured a six-well contract with an choice for 5 further wells to be drilled offshore Australia. The contract was awarded by the Australian oil and gasoline firm Beach Energy, primarily based in Adelaide. Beach Energy has operations in South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and New Zealand.
Ocean Onyx is a deepwater floater succesful to drill in water depths as much as 6,000 ft. Ocean Onyx is the ex. Odeco’s Ocean Traveler inbuilt Norway in 1987. The moored semi-submersible was rebuilt on the Keppel FELS shipyard in Brownsville, Tx, and transformed to a deep water unit for $150 million.
A earlier contract with Beach Energy was terminated in April 2020 after finishing drilling operations within the Victorian Otway Basin in Australia.
Ocean Onyx, chilly stacked in Singapore is now present process upgrades and reactivation in Singapore.
Diamond Offshore offers contract drilling providers to the power trade across the globe with a complete fleet of 15 offshore drilling rigs, consisting of 11 semisubmersibles and 4 dynamically positioned drillships. Three items are at present idle – Ocean Great White, chilly stacked in UK – Ocean America, chilly stacked in Malaysia – Ocean Victory, chilly stacked in Malaysia.
The ultra-deepwater semi Ocean Confidence is held on the market and not a part of Diamond Offshore’s lively fleet.
(Source: Diamond Offshore – Image: Ocean Onyx in Port Phillip Bay, Australia/Wyndham TV)
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