In its latest fleet status report, Transocean (RIG) says its backlog via new contracts or...

|About: Transocean Ltd. (RIG)|By:, SA News Editor

In its latest fleet status report, Transocean (RIG) says its backlog via new contracts or extensions is ~$8.1B, including $7.6B associated with the four newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships announced Sept. 28. The Sedco Express rig was awarded a 20-month contract for work offshore Nigeria at a dayrate of $600K ($360M contract backlog); the prior dayrate was $500K.