Noble Corp. lands extensions for jack-ups working in UK and Saudi Arabia

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has been awarded contract extensions for two jack-up rigs in the UK and Saudi Arabia.

Noble Sam Hartley
Noble Sam Hartley; Source: Noble Corp.

In its latest fleet status report released on Thursday, Noble Corp. said that Total had awarded a contract extension to the Noble Sam Hartley jack-up.

The extension is from mid-July to mid-April 2020. The 2014-built rig has been working for Total in the UK since October 2018.

According to Bassoe Offshore, the dayrate for the rig’s contract and extension with Total is $90,000.

Furthermore, Saudi Aramco has awarded an extension to the Noble Joe Beall jack-up. This will keep the rig working in Saudi Arabia until late December 2019 with a dayrate of $65,000.

The Noble Joe Beall has been working for Saudi Aramco since January 2016. The rig was built in 1981 and rebuilt in 2004.

In other news, the 2013-built drillship Noble Don Taylor is preparing at a shipyard in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for mobilization to Guyana where it will operate for ExxonMobil.

The 2014-built jack-up Noble Houston Colbert is at a shipyard in the UK preparing for a contract with an unnamed client, which is scheduled to start in early November 2019.

Offshore Energy Today Staff


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