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Dolphin Drilling has signed a $255-million contract with Chevron North Sea to put the semisubmersible Blackford Dolphin into service for the operator, for a minimum of 18 months in the UK North Sea, beginning in second-quarter 2015. This is the fourth contract awarded to the rig this year, with work to be undertaken for MPX North Sea, in the UK sector, and Capricorn Ireland, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy, offshore Ireland. The rig will work during an approximately nine-month contract with Nexen Petroleum UK, prior to moving to the Chevron contract in the North Sea.

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