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Four rig companies lost a combined USD 1.6 billion in three months

Four of the world's biggest rig companies all booked major deficits in the third quarter, and only one company lands in an overall plus for 2019. The fifth, Maersk Drilling, did not publish its bottom line. "We provide the figures we provide at the moment," the company's CEO Jørn Madsen says to ShippingWatch.

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In just one quarter, four of the world's biggest drilling companies managed to lose over a billion US dollars, shows a calculation ShippingWatch has made based on the rig companies' financial reports for the quarter published in recent weeks.

Transocean, Seadrill, Valaris and Borr Drilling all booked deficits in the quarter amounting to USD 1.6 billion in total.

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