Rig sale: Transocean to sell two jack-ups
Nordic rig deal pulled
16 January 2009 12:01 GMT
Dayrates soar for Transocean
15 March 2012 10:46 GMT
By Anthony Guegel
15 March 2012 23:07 GMT
Both three-legged units are capable of
operating in 300 feet of water and drilling down to a depth of at least 20,000
Both are also about 30 years old. The
Transocean Nordic, a CFEM T-2600-C1 design, was built in 1984 in Dunkirk,
France, and modified in 1996.
Built in 1982, also in Dunkirk, Transocean
Shelf Explorer is a CFEM T-2005-C cantilever design.
It was not disclosed whether the units
would be sold for other purposes or for scrap.
The jack-ups were “reclassified as held for
sale” according to the fleet status report dated 15 March which was released on
In 2008, Transocean agreed to sell the Transocean Nordic to Gulf Petroleum Investment for $170 million, but the Kuwaiti shareholding company terminated the deal for undetermined reasons.
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