BP Extends GSF Development Driller II Contract

Transocean reports that its ultra-deepwater semisubmersible GSF Development Driller II, capable of drilling in water depths of 7,500 feet, has been awarded a five-year contract extension, commencing in November 2008, by a subsidiary of BP PLC.

Estimated contract revenues that could be generated over the five-year extension period are approximately $1.06 billion. Estimated contract revenues represent the maximum amount of revenues that may be earned in the contract period, excluding revenues for mobilization, demobilization and cost escalations.

The GSF Development Driller II semisubmersible, which entered service in 2005, is one of 39 High-Specification Floaters in the Transocean fleet, 18 of which are Ultra-Deepwater Floaters capable of drilling in water depths of 7,500 feet or greater.

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