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Recent Offshore Rig Activity Notes Sample
Below is a sample of the 18 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
Mermaid Maritime recently held a steel cutting ceremony for its newbuild tender assist unit, MTR-3, at China Merchants Heavy Industry Shipyard in Nantong, China. Delivery of MTR-3 is scheduled during the first half of 2016. Features on the newbuild include: larger deck space, bigger cranes, accommodations for 200 personnel on board, larger tank storage and NOV-supplied drilling equipment package. The rig will be capable of working in water depths up to 800 feet with conventional mooring and in water depths up to 3,000 feet with pre-laid mooring.
Energy Drilling's latest semi-tender unit, EDrill-3, has reached a significant milestone with the installation of the upper hull deck box modules. This took place just a little more than a month after the lower hull was launched. EDrill-3's upper hull was built in parallel with the lower hull and outfitted with major equipment packages. The living quarters module is now being prepped for installation. Construction is being carried out by Cosco Guangdong Shipyard in southern China. Delivery is scheduled during 3Q2015.
Centrica's Ivory prospect encountered natural gas in the primary and secondary exploration targets. 6707/10-3 is the first exploration well to be drilled in PL 528B. Preliminary calculations of the size of the discovery are between two and eight billion standard cubic meters of recoverable gas. The West Navigator (UDW drillship) was used to drill the well to a depth of 13,989' in approximately 4,675' of water. Once P&A operations have been completed, the rig will be released. The rig was scheduled to start work for Rosneft once released by Centrica. However, due to sanctions it appears the rig will have some idle time prior to starting work for Rosneft.
Mermaid Drilling received notice of early contract termination from Chevron for their MTR-2 tender assist unit. Inability to secure government permits was cited as the reason for the termination. Earlier in the year the dayrate was reduced to the low-$40s while awaiting permit approval. Original end date for the two-year contract was May 2015. Mermaid is expected to mobilize the rig to Singapore by the end of December.
Noble Globetrotter II
Hunt Oil has released the Noble Globetrotter II (UDW drillship) back to Shell having completed its one-well program offshore Benin. The rig is now mobilizing to Turkey with an expected arrival date of approximately December 21st. Shell has the rig on a ten year contract which began in 3Q2013. For the first five years of the contract, the dayrate is fixed in the low-$460s and during the second five years, the rate will be based on a market index.