Noble wins rig contracts for Egypt, North Sea

Noble Corp announced several new contracts on Monday for oil rigs operating in the North Sea, Egypt and Gulf of Mexico.

The owner of the world's third-largest offshore drilling fleet said its Noble Paul Romano rig has received a 180-day contract from Gujarat State Petroleum Corp Ltd to drill off the Egyptian cost.

The dayrate is $325,000, and the rig should be operating by October, Noble said.

Noble's Noble Max Smith rig has had its contract extended by five months by customer Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico.

And the Noble George Sauvageau has received a one-year contract from Wintershallto drill in the North Sea at a dayrate of $115,000.

Shares of Switzerland-based Noble were down 3.6 percent to $30 in premarket trading alongside broadly lower markets.

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