Noble Bob Douglas
Noble Corp.’s (NE) latest fleet status report was bleak - and as it turned out, it was bleak for a reason. The company was finalizing a commercial enabling agreement with Exxon Mobil (XOM) for drilling services in the Guyana-Suriname basin. At this point, drillships Noble Bob Douglas, Noble Tom Madden and Noble Don Taylor are included in the deal. Noble Bob Douglas is working on the Liza Phase I field development project, while Noble Tom Madden and Noble Don Taylor are assigned to exploration drilling in the region.