Speedcast wins driller contract

SPEEDCAST has been selected by Noble Corporation to provide IT communications equipment and connectivity services to its global fleet.
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Speedcast energy executive vice president Keith Johnson

Haydn Black

Reporter

The global satellite communications service provider will deliver end-to-end managed communication services to Noble's fleet of vessels and rigs.
 
The solution on offer includes a technology change-out of Noble's entire hardware infrastructure, with installations of dual-band antennas and the modem technologies to maximise throughput, security, and redundancy.
 
The end-to-end service will be supported by Speedcast's global customer service centres, with local field engineers in each operating region to provide support.
 
Speedcast said it was uniquely positioned to offer its network-of-networks to meet Noble's needs.
 
It will use a combination of satellite very small aperture terminals (VSAT) and 4G/LTE in key regions to deliver the managed communication services.
 
"This award is a milestone endorsement of the investment we have made to establish Speedcast as the global leader in the energy sector," Speedcast energy executive vice president  Keith Johnson, said.
 
"We are delighted to add Noble's global fleet to the premier energy customers that already place their trust in Speedcast.
 
"This award allows us to demonstrate our truly global scale for reliable service in the most remote, harsh environments where critical and high priority connectivity solutions are required."
 
Speedcast operates a network using over 70 satellites with full redundancy over all major operating regions.
 
Noble operates 28 rigs globally, although seven are warm stacked and six are cold stacked or are being prepared for cold stacking.
 
The Noble Tom Prosser jack-up, which is warm stacked in Asia, will next be used by ConocoPhillips for drilling in Timor Leste waters between April and December, Noble confirmed recently.
 

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