Cairn to Use Cajun Express for Frontier Drilling

Cairn Energy announced Monday that it has secured a long-term contract with Transocean for the Cajun Express (DW semisub) rig.

The rig, which is on an initial one-year contract, will be used by Cairn on its planned multi-well frontier exploration program in Senegal, Morocco and other areas.

Cairn said that it expects to mobilize the rig to begin operations offshore Morocco on the Foum Draa license during the second half of 2013, subject to the necessary approvals.


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