Atwood Oceanics’ offshore drilling rigs exchanged by Woodside Energy, during an ongoing campaign, in the Timor Sea, offshore Australia.
The Houston based offshore drilling company confirmed the news stating that one of its contracts currently held with Woodside will effectively be transferred to between its fleet of drillers.
Offshore Drilling Rigs Exchanged By Woodside
According to Atwood Oceanics, the Atwood Eagle, will have its contract officially suspended to make way for the much newer and more capable Atwood Osprey semisubmersible drilling rig.
The suspension is by mutual agreement with all existing terms being directly transferred, including day rate and the remaining 165 days that’s left to run on the Eagle’s contract.
Atwood Eagle will remain in Western Australia temporarily whilst transport to Singapore is arranged, where it will remain whilst being marketed for further work.
The Atwood Eagle is a deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig, delivered in 1982 by Alabama Maritime Corporation’s Alabama Shipyard.
The Eagle has the designed capability to operate in a maximum water depth of 5,000 feet (1,525m), and a maximum drilling depth of 25,000 feet (7,620m).
The Atwood Osprey is a Ultra deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig, delivered in 2011 by SembCorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard in Singapore.
The Osprey has the designed capability to operate in a maximum water depth of 8,200 feet (2,500m), and a maximum drilling depth of 32,000 feet (9,754m).