Pacific Drilling S.A. has reached an agreement with South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries to extend until February 17, 2012 an option to construct a seventh ultra-deepwater drillship.
Under the revised terms of the option agreement, the delivery of the drillship will be no later than May 17, 2014. The commercial terms of the option agreement are unchanged.
Pacific Drilling is a growing offshore drilling company that provides global drilling services to the oil and natural gas industry through the use of ultra-deepwater drillships. Pacific Drilling’s fleet of six ultra-deepwater drillships will represent one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the world. The company currently operates four recently delivered drillships and has two additional drillships on order at Samsung.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, February 2, 2012; Image: Pacific Drilling