US offshore driller Noble Corporation has secured a $470,000 dayrate for one of its deep-water drillships in the US Gulf of Mexico under the terms of a new six-month contract.

The contract with US operator LLOG for the seventh-generation drillship Noble Valiant runs from November 2023 to March 2024 in direct continuation of the rig's current contract, Noble said.

The "clean operating" dayrate of $470,000 excludes mobilisation rates and a potential fee for any use of managed pressure drilling.