ExxonMobil Hires the Leiv Eiriksson for Work Offshore Angola

Ocean Rig reports that ExxonMobil has issued a letter of intent for a contract to employ the Leiv Eiriksson for an exploration well, plus an option well in direct continuation, for work offshore Angola, West Africa. The wells are in Block 33, and are expected to commence in direct continuation from the current contract with BP in Block 31 offshore Angola. Each well is expected to be of about 30 to 45 days duration.