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Recent Offshore Rig Activity Notes Sample
Below is a sample of the 20 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015   |   EDrill-2   |   6,000 ft.   Tender
PTTEP issued an LOI to Energy Drilling for their EDrill-2 tender rig for work on their Zawtika field offshore Myanmar. The firm contract period is 18 months and an option to extend for a period of 30 months is also included. Development work on Zawtika (Phase 1B, Infield Phase 1A and Phase 1C) consists of 67 wells to be drilled from ten wellhead platforms. Water depth in the area is 525 feet. Commencement is planned for mid-December. Currently the EDrill-2 is undergoing pre-mobilization inspections and third party equipment installations.

Monday, October 05, 2015   |   Songa Trym   |   1,312 ft.   Semisub
Statoil will suspend its contract with the Songa Trym upon completion of the rig's current well, Tarvos. Beginning in November 2015 and running through early 2016, the rig will be warm stacked and receive a reduced dayrate of $283,000 during this period. The Songa Trym entered service in 1976 and is an Aker H-3 modified semisub capable of working in water depths up to 1,312 feet.

Friday, October 02, 2015   |   Atwood Eagle   |   5,000 ft.   Semisub
Market reports are that Woodside Petroleum will drill up to three wells in the Beagle Sub-basin in the NW Shelf off Australia. The program is said to consist of two firm wells plus an option. The Skippy Rock-1 and Buttons Crossing-1 are both in Permit WA-472-P, while the Big Brooks-1 lies in Permit WA-473-P. The two WA-472-P wells are required to be drilled by May 2016. Water depths at all three locations are in 180-300 feet of water, but it is expected that Woodside will use a semi for the work, likely the DW semi Atwood Eagle (5,000') which it has under contract to September 2016. In the Exmouth Sub-basin in Permit WA-483-P, Woodside also has a May 2016 deadline to drill the Swell-1. The operator could use Diamond Offshore DW semi Ocean Apex (6,000'), which it will pick up in the second quarter, but the rig could be assigned to another drilling program.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015   |   Hercules 173   |   173 ft.   Jackup
Jackup Hercules 173 (173'-MC) has begun a one-well extension for Chevron. Work in South Timbalier Block 24 is expected to last to around November 1. It is not known at this point whether any further wells will be added to the schedule. The rig has been under contract with Chevron continuously since November 2003.

Friday, October 02, 2015   |   ENSCO 8505   |   8,500 ft.   Semisub
Ensco's ENSCO 8505 (UDW semisub) arrived at Kiewit shipyard late last week for minor upgrades including the addition of a second ROV and anchor winches. The rig is expected to be in the yard until early December.

15 other rig notes were published last week that are only available to RigLogix subscribers. Subscribe today to get them all in your inbox each Friday.


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Blake 651
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Location: N. America - US GOM
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