Valaris has announced a clutch of contract awards, including decommissioning work with Centrica in the UK.
A six-well plug and abandonment deal with Centrica Storage has been announced for the North Sea for the Valaris Norway rig.
The work is expected to last 100 days, starting in the third quarter of this year.
Meanwhile, Valaris announced a one-well deal with Kosmos Energy in the US Gulf of Mexico for the Valaris DPS-5 semisubmersible.
That work is expected to last 105 days, kicking off in February.
Also in the US Gulf, the company said it agreed another one-well deal with an unnamed operator using the Valaris 144, lasting 68 days in Q1.
Elsewhere, a one-well deal has been agreed with Western Gas offshore Australia for the Valaris MS-1 semisub, which will last an estimated 25 days beginning in the first quarter of 2022.
It comes after Valaris announced it had been awarded new bareboat charter agreements with ARO Drilling – the company’s joint venture with Saudi Aramco – for several jack-up rigs in Saudi Arabia.
The firm said new three-year extensions have been agreed for the Valaris 250, the Valaris 143 and the Valaris 146.
Meanwhile the ARO Drilling-owned ARO 3003 and ARO 3004 vessels have been handed five-year extensions.
On the Saudi Arabia awards, Valaris CEO Anton Dibowitz said: “We are very pleased to have secured additional work for four of our high-quality modern jackups, extending our long-standing relationship with Aramco, one of the largest customers for offshore drilling rigs in the world.
“ARO Drilling is a strategic asset for Valaris, providing a continued presence in an important offshore basin and long-term growth prospects via ARO’s twenty-rig newbuild program, with the first two newbuild jackups expected to be delivered in the second half of 2022. We look forward to continuing to work with our joint venture partner, Aramco, on growing and delivering value from ARO Drilling.”