Seadrill Rig Order Goes to Semco

Seadrill Rig Order Goes to Semco
This photo shows the Seadrill-operated West Bollsta harsh-environment rig, which will mobilize on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. PHOTO SOURCE: Semco Maritime.

Seadrill Limited has awarded Semco Maritime a contract to prepare and modify the West Bollsta harsh- environment drilling rig, Semco reported Friday.

Owned by Northern Ocean Ltd. and operated by Seadrill, West Bollsta will commence a 10-well contract on the Norwegian Continental Shelf for Lundin Norway in the second quarter of this year, Semco noted in a written statement emailed to Rigzone. Semco added that it will execute the contract at its Hanoeytangen yard near Bergen, Norway starting mid-February.

“This contract award, on a state-of-the-art drilling rig such as West Bollsta, further anchors our position in the top quartile of our industry,” commented Lars Joenholt Halvorsen, managing director of Semco Maritime Norway. “We look forward to a safe, professional and predictable project with Seadrill, the West Bollsta team and our key suppliers at Hanoeytangen.”

Semco also stated the preparation and modification project for the West Bollsta, which Hyundai Heavy Industries finished in 2019, should employ approximately 100 people.

“We are excited to secure such an important contract and customer,” noted Halvorsen. “The process between our companies prior to contract award has been professional and based on mutual trust, skilled people and close collaboration.”

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