CapRock lands long-term communications contract with Diamond Offshore for GOM fleet

Source: CapRock Communications

CapRock Communications, a global provider of satellite communications to remote environments, announced a multi-year contract extension to provide CapRock’s leading, always-on VSAT communications to Diamond Offshore’s (NYSE:DO) fleet located in the Gulf of Mexico. As an industry leader with one of the largest offshore drilling fleets in the world, Diamond Offshore requires reliable communications with the flexibility to serve a variety of needs throughout its operations. 

“CapRock continues to demonstrate technical expertise and dedication to delivering quality communication services,” said Mike Trahan, Diamond Offshore CIO. “We continue to depend on CapRock as a communications partner because they’re committed to supporting Diamond Offshore’s growing operations and we know that CapRock is always ready to respond with the right solution.” 

CapRock will continue to provide Diamond Offshore with a fully-managed communications solution – complete with equipment, installation and 24/7 support – so that Diamond Offshore personnel can focus on their core business and not be burdened with managing the many components of a dependable communications service. Under the agreement, the Gulf of Mexico fleet– consisting of three semisubmersibles and four jackup drilling rigs – will continue to receive CapRock’s always-on Voice over IP (VoIP), Internet access, connectivity to its corporate network, as well as new increased bandwidth to further support growing crew amenities and demands. In addition, CapRock also will deploy communications services to a Diamond Offshore office in Angola and to two other semisubmersibles operating in offshore Egypt and Republic of Congo. 

Additionally, a fixed VSAT terminal has been installed at Diamond Offshore’s Houston headquarters to allow for beta testing of new Diamond Offshore applications in a controlled environment before deploying to all drilling rigs and regional offices. 

Leveraging its global satellite network, CapRock will land communications traffic at three of its self-owned and operated teleports and provide backhauls to Diamond Offshore’s Houston headquarters. CapRock will provide local field service and support via its worldwide service organization, including its headquarters facility and regional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Angola. Globally, CapRock supports more than 2,000 customer sites with its teleport infrastructure, 12 regional service and support centers and four 24/7 Network Operation Centers (NOC).


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