Seadrill extends connectivity deal with Speedcast

Seadrill has agreed a deal with Speedcast to continue providing connectivity services for its global fleet via a new three-year contract.

Under the terms of the agreement, Speedcast will deliver communications for Seadrill’s deepwater drilling fleet across the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, North Sea and African Coast regions. Seadrill is a global drilling contractor operating drill ships, jack-ups and semi-submersible assets for shallow and deepwater oil and gas projects.

Service delivery will include fully managed networking, incorporating VSAT and onboard support for equipment, as well as LTE communications for specific regions. Crew Wi-Fi will also be offered on board using Speedcast’s LAUNCH offering.

“Speedcast has historically brought a consultative approach in partnering with us on our fleet connectivity needs,” said Greg McGavin, Vice President – Supply Chain at Seadrill.

“Because of this, along with the delivery of high-quality service and support for our assets and teams across the globe, we had no hesitation when it came to the decision of renewing this contract. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Speedcast team and the advanced technologies they offer to fully equip our fleet.”

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