Transocean Inc. to Reactivate Semisubmersible Rig C. Kirk Rhein

Monday, April 17, 2006
Transocean Inc. said that Reliance Industries Limited has awarded a two-year contract for the semisubmersible rig C. Kirk Rhein, Jr. for drilling operations offshore India. The contract is expected to commence in December 2006 following the completion of a reactivation program, which has recently begun. The reactivation program does not involve an upgrade of the rig's current capabilities. Revenues that could be generated over the two-year contract period total an estimated $248 million, excluding revenues for mobilization, demobilization and client reimburseables. The C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., which entered active service in 1976 and was upgraded to its current specifications in 1997, has been idle in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico since March 2002. The company estimates a cost of $38 million to reactivate and mobilize the rig, comprised of approximately $22 million of period expenses, to be recognized as incurred and largely expected during the second and third quarters of 2006, deferred expenses of $8 million, to be amortized over the two-year contract, and capital expenditures of $8 million, to be depreciated over the remaining useful life of the rig. The C. Kirk Rhein, Jr. is the third reactivation of a Transocean Other Floater (mid-water unit) over the past 10 months, following the commencement of programs during the second half of 2005 for the semisubmersible rigs Transocean Prospect and Transocean Winner, which are expected to be completed in June and August of 2006, respectively.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

Corima Acquires Damen ASD 2810 Tug

On 20 January 2016, Corima, part of the Italy-based Gesmar Group, held an official handover ceremony for a Damen ASD 2810 tug. The festivities were attended by

HHI to Localise Main Equipment for Offshore Plants

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Doosan Heavy Industries Collaborate in Localizing Main Equipment for Offshore Plants   Seoul, South Korea – February 4 – Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI),

European Consortium Launches Blue Nodules Project

On 1 February a European consortium launched a new Horizon 2020 project: Blue Nodules. This project addresses the challenge of creating a viable and sustainable

Environmental

VPS Raises Concerns Over Revised Rules for Fuels

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) expressed reservations about some of the proposed revisions to the international ISO 8217 specifications of marine fuels. Areas

China to Enforce Low Sulphur ECA in Yangtze River Delta

Vessels calling ports in China’s Yangtze River Delta, including Shanghai, will be required to burn low sulphur fuel while at berth from April 1 this year.   China’s

USCG Issues Zika Virus Precautions

Recently, the World Health Organization designated the Zika virus as a global public health emergency. This has prompted questions from the maritime industry regarding

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1431 sec (7 req/sec)