Atwood Hunter Secures Rig Work Offshore West Africa

Atwood Oceanics, Inc., announced that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a drilling services contract by a subsidiary of Noble Energy Inc. for the Atwood Hunter (deepwater semisub) for three firm wells with a minimum total duration of 150 days plus one option well. The first well will be in a tax-free location in Cameroon at a dayrate of approximately $364,000, while the second and third wells will be in Equatorial Guinea at a dayrate of approximately $388,000. One priced option well has been provided which will be located in either Equatorial Guinea or Cameroon; this option well will be at the applicable rate and must be exercised prior to the spud of the second well. If the total program, inclusive of the option well, exceeds 155 days, then beginning on the 156th day the dayrate will increase to approximately $408,000 plus applicable corporate income tax.

Contract commencement is expected in December 2012 in direct continuation of an estimated 30-day period dockside in Ghana to perform regulatory survey work and general maintenance activities. With the award of this contract, the firm contractual commitment for the Atwood Hunter is expected to extend through April 2013.


Post a Comment Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies
For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit

Our Privacy Pledge

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Rental Equipment Manager
Expertise: Maintenance Manager|Operations Management|QA / QC / Inspection
Location: Houston, TX
Maintenance Technician Electronics (MUST BE LOCAL)
Expertise: Maintenance Technician
Location: Henderson, CO, CO
Maintenance Mechanic Technician (MUST BE LOCAL)
Expertise: Maintenance Technician
Location: Henderson, CO, CO
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $46.17/BBL 0.10%
Light Crude Oil : $43.04/BBL 0.39%
Natural Gas : $2.21/MMBtu 0.45%
Updated in last 24 hours