Diamond Offshore Drilling has finally decided to rebuild the cold-stacked North Sea veteran rig Ocean Voyager in Singapore at a cost of some $370million.
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Noble Corporation has secured a three-year contract worth some $677million with Anadarko for use of its new-build drillship Noble Bob Douglas, one of four ultra-deepwater vessels that the company has under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Ulsan, South Korea.
Vantage Drilling has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the ultra-deepwater drillship Dragonquest from Valencia Drilling in a deal worth some $164million.
ENSCO has taken delivery of the Ensco 8504.
Norwegian company Sevan Marine can press ahead with building two more of its innovative drilling rigs thanks to winning contracts worth more than $1.5billion - one with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) of India, the other with Petrobras of Brazil.