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Recent Offshore Rig Activity Notes Sample
Below is a sample of the 14 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
July 20   |   Rowan Louisiana   |   350 ft.   Jackup
Rowan retired Gulf of Mexico cold-stacked jackups Rowan Juneau (250'-IS) and Rowan Alaska (350'-IS). The company says it has pending sales in place for both units with the stipulation that they cannot be used as drilling rigs. The Rowan Juneau completed its last contract in May 2009, while the Rowan Alaska last worked in May 2010. The move leaves Rowan with just one cold-stacked jackup in the U.S. Gulf, the Rowan Louisiana.

July 17   |   Heydar Aliyev (Maersk Explorer)   |   3,000 ft.   Semisub
BP awarded a five-year contract extension to Maersk Drilling for their midwater semisub, Heydar Aliyev. The new contract will be in direct continuation of the rig's current contract and has a rate in the mid-$280s. BP plans to continue to use the rig on their Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.

July 20   |   Rowan Gorilla VII   |   450 ft.   Jackup
Apache has awarded an 18-month contract extension that will now keep jackup Rowan Gorilla VII (450'-IC) working in the North Sea through December 2016. Apache will also retain a four-month priced option on the rig. Rowan says the rig will received a "blended rate" of $181,000 for the extension period, which begins August 1. The rig's current deal, which began in February, is at a rate of $280,000.

July 20   |   Rowan Gorilla V   |   400 ft.   Jackup
Total has added a 260-day priced option to its contract with jackup Rowan Gorilla V in the North Sea. The current contract dayrate was revised down from $274,000 to $170,000 in exchange for an additional one year of term from August 2015. The rate is scheduled to increase to $175,000 on January 1, 2016, and with the priced option said to be at a rate higher than the firm term.

July 21   |   Hercules 300   |   300 ft.   Jackup
Arena extended its contract with the Hercules 300 (300' MC) from August 2015 through the end of December 2015 for work in the US Gulf of Mexico. The dayrate for the extension period is in the high-$60s which is a 34.6 percent drop from its previous dayrate of $104,000. Arena has had the Hercules 300 under contract almost continuously since March 2011.

9 other rig notes were published last week that are only available to RigLogix subscribers. Subscribe today to get them all in your inbox each Friday.


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