Transocean, an offshore drilling contractor, announced on Monday that one of its rigs has been awarded a two-year contract offshore Canada.
Transocean’s harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rig Henry Goodrich was awarded a contract with Husky Oil Operations Limited at a dayrate of $275,000.
The rig, of a Sonat/Mitsui 5000 SES design, was built in 1985.
According to the drilling contractor, the estimated contract backlog excluding mobilization is $200 million. The Henry Goodrich is expected to start operations in the second quarter of 2016.
As of December 6, 2015, the company’s contract backlog is approximately $16.8 billion.