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Wison wins construction contract for Gulf of Mexico drilling rig

Oilfield Technology,

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) has awarded a contract to Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. (Wison), a subsidiary of the Wison group, for the supply of one modular drilling rig for use on a platform in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico operated by Petr├│leos Mexicanos (PEMEX).

This project is the second contract Wison has received from COSL for the delivery of modular drilling units to PEMEX. The first was awarded in 2007, when Wison delivered modules for four platform rigs. Wison additionally delivered two modular platform rigs to COSL in 2010 for operation on CNOOC facilities offshore China.

In this case, Wison is to perform project management, procurement, production engineering, fabrication, load out, offshore installation and commissioning support for one 3000 hp modular drilling rig that it to be installed on the Tsimin-C drilling and production platform, located in the Mexican Bay of Campeche.

The drilling facility is based on a self installing design which will consist of 97 smaller units. These will require significant integration work to strict tolerances during module construction. Wison plans to construct the approximately 2500 t module at its Nantong facility in China; delivery is planned for the second quarter of 2014.

Adapted from press release by Emma McAleavey.

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