The Moncla 301 was contracted by Hilcorp Alaska, a subsidiary of Hilcorp Energy Company, which is a privately held exploration and production company based in Houston. The rig is one of two workover rigs being built by Louisiana manufacturer, Superior Derrick Services, LLC, at its facility in Parks, La., to be used in the Cook Inset project. The rigs were specially designed to sustain the harsh conditions of Alaska’s winter.
The Moncla 301 will be transported from the Parks facility in several truckloads beginning in late June, bound for the Cook Inlet site.
The Moncla 301 will be on the Granite Point platform and is scheduled to rig up in late June. The other rig, owned by Hilcorp and set to arrive in Alaska in July, is scheduled for the Graying platform. Moncla will provide the labor force – adding more than 50 employees to the Moncla team – for both rigs.
“This is an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up, and we look forward to the challenge,” said Moncla. “We are proud that Hilcorp thought highly of our service and reputation to pursue our services for this tremendous project.”
The workover rigs are used to do maintenance on wells and will be used to rehabilitate aged producing and shut-in wells on platforms acquired by Hilcorp in 2012 from Chevron Corp.
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