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    Diamond Offshore has received a one-well plus options extension from Ankor Energy, LLC for jackup Ocean Titan. The rig has just started the new well in Ship Shoal Block 242, with workover operations expected to keep the rig busy for about 14 days. The rig has been under contract with Ankor since August 2009. Meanwhile, well complications at Ship Shoal Block 230 will now keep jackup Ocean Columbia busy with Chevron until around mid-November, after which the rig will be released. Diamond currently does not have any follow-up work in place for the rig.


    Ensco, PLC reports it has sold jackup ENSCO 60, currently cold stacked in Sabine Pass. Sale price was $26 million, with closing expected shortly. It is understood the rig will be mobilized out of the Gulf of Mexico, likely to the Mediterranean area where it will be converted to a mobile offshore production unit. ENSCO 60 is a Levingston 111-C design jackup, built in 1981 and rated to drill in up to 300 fsw. It has not worked since June 2009. Jackup ENSCO 99 is scheduled to complete its contract with Nexen Petroleum USA, Inc. this weekend. Upon completion of work in West Delta Block ...

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