Pacific Drilling Rig Lands US Gulf Work

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • Rigzone

Pacific Drilling on Tuesday released its updated fleet status report, which includes a bit of work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

Total S.A. has contracted Pacific Drilling’s ultra deepwater (UDW) drillship, the Pacific Khamsin, for one well in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract is expected to begin March 2020 and run through July 2020, according to the fleet report, and will be at a dayrate of $252,000, which includes a base of $185,000 plus managed pressure drilling (MPD) of $67,000.

Equinor ASA has extended its contract with the Pacific Khamsin for two GOM wells with two remaining option wells at escalating dayrates of $227,000 (base $175,000 plus MPD of $52,000). The contract begins November 2019 and expires Feb. 2020.

Chevron Corporation’s one-well contract for the Pacific Khamsin in the GOM has been extended to January 2020 and is set to start in September 2019. It also includes three additional option wells at escalating dayrates of $175,000.

The Pacific Khamsin is also currently undergoing preparations for an unnamed contract.

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