据12月4日Offshore Energy报道，海上钻井承包商诺布尔公司（Noble Corporation）和壳牌公司（Shell）已完成交易，诺布尔收到了壳牌公司支付的合同款项，接管了壳牌在两家钻井合资企业中的权益。
据10月底的报道，诺布尔与壳牌展开谈判，以获得Bully II合同的付款，并获得壳牌在Bully I和Bully II合资企业中的权益。
在此交易中，壳牌买下了诺布尔Bully II钻井船钻探合同的剩余期限，诺布尔获得了壳牌在Noble Bully I和Noble Bully II合资企业中的权益。
邹勤 摘译自 Offshore Energy
Noble buys Shell’s interest in two drillship JVs as Shell exits drilling contract
Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation and oil major Shell have completed their deal under which Noble received payout from Shell for a drillship contract and took over Shell’s interest in two drillship joint ventures.
As reported in late October, Noble started discussions with Shell to receive payout of the Noble Bully II contract and to acquire Shell’s interest in the Bully I and Bully II joint ventures.
In an SEC filing align="justify">In such transaction, Shell bought out the remaining term of its drilling contract for the drillship Noble Bully II, and Noble acquired Shell’s interests in the Bully I and Bully II joint ventures.
The amount agreed by the parties for Shell to buy out the drilling contract was based align="justify">The resulting gross value of $183 million was subject to a net present value adjustment and was further adjusted for amounts relating to a prior period, resulting in a buyout price of $166 million. In exchange for Shell’s JV Interests, Noble issued a note payable to Shell.