Finance & Investing
News Services
Newsletters
Get free industry updates via email.
Daily News
Weekly News
Equipment Updates
Weekly Job Register
Monthly Event Guide
Our privacy
pledge.


advertisement

Leiv Eiriksson Rig Heads Back to Norway after Falklands Drilling

change text size

Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL) announced Thursday that the Leiv Eiriksson (DW semisub) rig will be demobilized and transported back to Norway after the completion of a drilling campaign in the South Falkland Basin in the South Atlantic.

As well as drilling two wells – Scotia and Loligo – for FOGL, the Leiv Eiriksson rig also drilled two other South Falkland Basin wells – Darwin East and Stebbing – for Borders & Southern in a campaign that had mixed success and was accompanied by diplomatic rhetoric from the Argentine government, which insists that drilling by UK energy companies around the Falkland Islands is illegal.

The Scotia well, which FOGL declared was not a commercial discovery on Nov. 27, has been successfully plugged and abandoned. FOGL added that both the Loligo and Scotia wells were completed safely and within budget.

"FOGL would like to thank all the contractors and their employees who have contributed to the planning and execution of the drilling campaign. In particular, we would like to thank AGR, Ocean Rig and the many other contractors on board the Leiv Eiriksson and the support vessels in the Falklands for the excellent safety, environmental and operational performance achieved during the drilling campaign," FOGL Chief Executive Tim Bushell said in a company statement.

"We look forward to evaluating the results of the two wells drilled in 2012 and incorporating these, together with the output from the forthcoming 3D surveys, into our future drilling plans."
 

 



A former engineer, Jon is an award-winning editor who has covered the technology, engineering and energy sectors since the mid-1990s. Email Jon at jmainwaring@rigzone.com

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post a Comment Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies
For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit www.riglogix.com.

More from this Author
Jon Mainwaring
European Editor | Rigzone.com
 -  North Sea Super Puma Crash: Lessons Le... (Jul 23)
 -  UK Proposes New Tax Allowance for Ultr... (Jul 23)
 -  North Sea Oil, Gas Firms Hold Off on I... (Jul 18)
 -  Shell Employees on Doomed Malaysian Fl... (Jul 18)
 -  Hancock Takes Over UK Junior Energy Mi... (Jul 15)
Most Popular Articles
From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Rig Manager in CVX W/O-DRLG SJVWS
Expertise: Rig Manager
Location: Bakersfield, CA
 
Petrophysicist Advisor
Expertise: Petrophysicist
Location: Houston, TX
 
Floorman
Expertise: Field Service Tech, Floorhand, Production Technologist
Location: Navasota, TX
 
search for more jobs