HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Seadrill Limited (“Seadrill”) is pleased to announce that a new contract has been awarded by Sonadrill Holding Ltd (“Sonadrill”), Seadrill’s 50/50 joint venture with a subsidiary of Sonangol EP (“Sonangol”). Sonadrill has been awarded a ten-well contract with options for up to eight additional wells in Angola for the West Gemini drillship.
The total contract value for the firm portion of the contract is expected to be approximately $161 million (including mobilization revenue and additional services), with significant additional revenue potential through a performance bonus. The start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022 with a firm duration of approximately 18 months, in direct continuity with the existing West Gemini contract.
The West Gemini is the third drillship to be chartered bareboat to Sonadrill, along with two units owned by Sonangol, the Sonangol Quenguela and the Sonangol Libongos. Seadrill will manage and operate the units on behalf of Sonadrill. The West Gemini is an ultra-deepwater drillship with an operational history at sea Africa. Together, the three units position the Seadrill joint venture as the leading platform operator in Angolapursuing the goal of building an ultra-deepwater franchise in the Golden Triangle and improving the aggregation efficiency of rigs in the region.
Chairman and CEO of Seadrill, Simon Johnson commented “Our strategic partnership with Sonadrill is essential to the development of the Angolan oil and gas sector and to Seadrill’s position as the leading platform operator in Angola. We are grateful to the Seadrill crew aboard the West Gemini who deserve the lion’s share of the credit for this contract.”
Seadrill is a leading offshore drilling contractor using advanced technology to unlock oil and gas resources for clients in challenging and benign locations around the world. Seadrill’s high-quality, state-of-the-art fleet spans all asset classes, enabling its experienced crews to conduct operations in shallow to ultra-deep water environments. The Company owns and/or operates 30 rigs, which include drillships, semi-submersibles and jack-ups.
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