The offshore drilling rig owner Valaris has bagged a drillship contract with TotalEnergies for a project in Ivory Coast. The contract includes an ultra-deepwater drillship Valaris DS-12. A French coastal subsidiary of TotalEnergies, Total E&P Côte d'Ivoire B.V will execute the drill operation off the Ivory Coast.
The company has not revealed the financial side of the contract yet. But the company has informed that the operations will start in around the third quarter of this year 2021.
A brief about the drillship Valaris DS-12 was constructed in the DSME shipyard in South Korea. The rig was firstly owned and operated by Atwood Oceanics and was called Atwood Achiever around that time.
After that the mother company of Valaris, Ensco bought the rig to name it DS-12. For the records, Valaris was formed after Ensco and Rowan merged to create Ensco Rowan, which was then renamed Valaris in 2019.