Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has been notified by its customer, BP, that BP will no longer pursue a drilling campaign in the Great Australian Bight. In 2013, BP entered into a contract with Diamond for Diamond's harsh environment ultra-deepwater semi, the Ocean GreatWhite, and had intended to use the rig on the Great Australian Bight campaign. BP has confirmed that its decision will not impact Diamond's rig contract. BP and Diamond are exploring alternative locations for the Ocean GreatWhite.
Source: CNOOC Limited
Date: Oct 11, 2016