The contract is for one well offshore Northwest Africa, and includes six one well options. Atwood Achiever will commence the new contract on completion of the well in progress under its existing contract with Kosmos.
Rob Saltiel, president and CEO of Atwood Oceanics, commented: ''We are pleased to extend our drilling operations for Kosmos Energy in Nortwest Africa. Kosmos continues to be a valued client, and we appreciate their confidence in the Atwood Achiever.''
The new deal will see the drillship under contract through to March 2018, stretching through to December 2018 if all options are exercised. Commercial terms for the contract were not disclosed.