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Guinea Bissau: Diamond Offshore Drilling wins drilling contract



Guinée-Bissau : Diamond Offshore Drilling remporte un contrat de forage

Offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling said it had signed a drilling contract with an independent operator to use the drill ship Ocean BlackRhino for work off the coast of Guinea-Bissau. 

TheOcean BlackRhino has been awarded a contract for a minimum 30-day well, representing $15.4 million in additional backlog, excluding mobilization. Work under the new contract is scheduled to start in July 2024, as a direct continuation of the platform's current contract.

Bernie Wolford, Jr. president and CEO, commented: "We are delighted to secure this work with a new customer as a direct extension of our current contract, and look forward to starting the campaign next year.

The vessel is currently offshore Senegal, under contract to Australia's Woodside. According to Diamond Offshore's fleet status report published last week, the drillship's contract with Woodside ends at the end of the second quarter of 2024, after which the rig is expected to be transferred to a shipyard.