Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has been awarded a contract for its jack-up rig Noble Regina Allen for operations offshore Trinidad.
Noble Corporation's jack up drill rig Noble Regina Allen is making its way to Trinidad to take up contract duty with BHP after departing Halifax on February 21.
The rig was built in 2013, it can operate in 400ft of water and can drill to a depth of 35,000ft.
In its latest fleet status report, published on Thursday, Noble said that the
2013-built jack-up Noble Regina Allen had been awarded a contract by BHP,
starting in September 2020 until February 2021. The day rate for the
contract is $120,000.
The rig’s current contract with ExxonMobil in Canada is set to expire this
month. The day rate for this contract has been $94,000.
From mid-December 2019 until late January 2020, the rig was in a shipyard.
From early February until June 2020, the jack-up will be working for Encana,
also offshore Canada.
In early July 2020, the rig is scheduled for a shipyard stay. It will stay there
until late August 2020 for contract preparation and mobilisation to Trinidad.
Furthermore, according to the fleet status report, the 2011-built drillship
Noble Bully II is warm stacked in Malaysia. Earlier in December,
Noble completed a transaction with Shell relating to the two joint ventures
in which Noble and Shell each held a fifty percent interest.
In the transaction, Shell bought out the remaining term of its drilling
contract for the drillship Noble Bully II, and Noble acquired Shell’s interests
in the Bully I and Bully II joint ventures.