Prosafe Says Rubicon Successfully Mobilized to Montrose Fld

Prosafe Drilling Services’ modular lightweight rig Rubicon has successfully been transferred to the Montrose field on the UKCS, and was lifted on the platform on July 14, 2004. Hook-up and commissioning will commence shortly, and the drilling operation is scheduled to commence on October 1, 2004.

Rubicon is contracted by Paladin Expro Ltd to perform a multi-well infill drilling campaign and other enhanced oil recovery (EOR) activities such as well workovers and well interventions.

The fast track heavy lift mobilization of this modular drilling/workover rig has been performed in a safe and effective way to the customer’s full satisfaction, and documents the rapid response capabilities of our organization. Congratulations to all involved personnel for a job well done,- so far.

If the work program yields the anticipated underground results, it is envisaged that additional activities for the client may require the Rubicon to remain on the Montrose platform until 2006.