Transocean Ltd : Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Update Summary
ZUG, SWITZERLAND-Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today issued a
monthly fleet update summary which includes new contracts, significant changes
to existing contracts and changes in estimated planned out-of-service time of
15 or more days since May 15, 2013. The value of new contracts or extensions
since the May 15, 2013 fleet update summary is approximately $262 million.
Highlights are as follows:
*GSF Explorer - Awarded a one-year contract for work offshore India at a
dayrate of $412,000 ($150 million estimated backlog). The rig was
*Sedco 704 - Awarded a six-month contract extension at a dayrate of
$373,000. Additionally, the dayrate for the existing two-year contract
increased to $373,000 from $353,000 (estimated $80 million of incremental
*Falcon 100- Awarded a 35-day contract for work offshore Congo at a dayrate
of $300,000 ($11 million estimated backlog). The rig was previously idle.
*Estimated 2013 out-of-service time increased by a net 138 days primarily
associated with contract preparation and mobilization of the GSF Explorer,
Falcon 100 and Deepwater Millennium.
*On May 17, 2013, the newbuild high-specification jackup, Transocean
Andaman, commenced its three-year contract for work offshore Thailand.
The report can be accessed at www.deepwater.com by clicking on the Fleet
Status Report link found in the toolbar.
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Transocean is a leading international provider of offshore contract drilling
services for oil and gas wells. The company specializes in technically
demanding sectors of the global offshore drilling business with a particular
focus on deepwater and harsh environment drilling services, and believes that
it operates one of the most versatile offshore drilling fleets in the world.
Transocean owns or has partial ownership interests in, and operates a fleet
of, 84 mobile offshore drilling units consisting of 48 High-Specification
Floaters (Ultra-Deepwater, Deepwater and Harsh-Environment drilling rigs), 25
Midwater Floaters and 11 High-Specification Jackups. In addition, we have six
Ultra-Deepwater Drillships and one High-Specification Jackup under
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