BP SECURES VALARIS DS-15 TO DRILL ONE WELL OFFSHORE BRAZIL
Valaris announced new contracts and contract extensions, with associated contract backlog of approximately $65 million, awarded subsequent to issuing the Company’s most recent fleet status report on August 1, 2023. Contract backlog excludes lump sum payments such as mobilization fees and capital reimbursements.
One-well contract with BP offshore Brazil for drillship VALARIS DS-15. The contract is expected to commence in late first quarter or early second quarter 2024 in direct continuation of the rig’s current program, with TotalEnergies, and has an estimated duration of 80 days. The estimated contract value is approximately $33 million and excludes payments we will receive for mobilization and any additional services.
A previously disclosed exercised priced option with TotalEnergies offshore Brazil for drillship VALARIS DS-15 is now expected to be undertaken in direct continuation of the aforementioned BP contract. The option period is expected to commence in late second quarter or early third quarter 2024 and has an estimated duration of 100 days. The operating day rate for the option period is approximately $254,000.