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Recent Offshore Rig Activity Notes Sample
Below is a sample of the 30 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
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.

Thursday, October 01, 2015   |   Atwood Achiever   |   12,000 ft.   Drillship
Kosmos Energy and Atwood have agreed to a contract extension and dayrate adjustment for the Atwood Achiever (UDW drillship). Effective immediately the dayrate has been adjusted to the mid-$490s from the mid-$590s and the contract has been extended by one year keeping the rig contracted through November 2018. Kosmos Energy also retains a three year option for the rig which can be exercised at any time up to October 1, 2016. Exercising the option will result in the dayrate reverting backt o the original operating rate and original end date as well as a payment that includes the difference in dayrates, taxes and an administrative fee covering the time periods for which the reduced dayrate was invoiced.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015   |   Rowan Relentless   |   12,000 ft.   Drillship
Freeport-McMoRan reports it has made a discovery with its Horn Mountain Deep well in Mississippi Canyon Block 129. The well, drilled in 5,304 feet of water to a TD of 16,925 feet, encountered a total of approximately 142 feet (net) of Middle Miocene oil pay. The company says this well, combined with two follos-up development wells in the field, may be capable of producing an aggregate of 30,000 boed. UDW drillship Rowan Relentless, which Freeport-McMoRan has under contract to June 2017, drilled the well. The rig is now in nearby Mississippi Canyon Block 84 drilling a development well in the King field.

Thursday, October 01, 2015   |   Mercury   |   350 ft.   Jackup
Eurasia Drilling says their newbuild jackup Mercury (300 'IC) will remain idle for the remainder of 2015. Permit delays were cited as the cause for the delay in contract commencement. Dragon Oil plans to utilize the rig on its Cheleken Contract Area in the Turkmenistan sector of the Caspian Sea.

Friday, October 02, 2015   |   ENSCO 8506   |   10,000 ft.   Semisub
Eni says it has swapped out UDW semi ENSCO 8500 (8,500') for UDW semi ENSCO 8506 (8,500') to complete ENSCO's contract with the operator. The 8506 has just arrived on location in Mississippi Canyon Block 35 for a 100-day well. Upon completion, the rig will move to Mississippi Canyon Block 772, where the 8500 is currently located, to finish a 50-day completion. The 8500 is preparing to T&A the well there, after which Eni will release the rig. Prior to the rig swap, the ENSCO 8506 had been idle in Grand Isle Block 91 for about a month. The Eni work will keep the rig busy through February 2016.

25 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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