Songa Offshore has taken delivery of Songa Enabler from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea.
Songa Enabler will depart South Korea en route to Norway in order to commence an eight-year drilling contract with Statoil, with the first assignment on the Snøhvit field. The transit will take place with tow-assist and the rig will arrive in Norway with all third party equipment installed and ready for the client's final acceptance testing. Drilling operations are expected to commence in third quarter 2016.
Songa Enabler is a sixth generation, high specification, harsh environment, fully winterised, midwater rig designed for efficient year around drilling, completion, testing and intervention operations in water depths up to 500 m. The rig is certified DP3 and is equipped with a ‘state-of-the-art’ drill-floor and an efficient layout with improved safety and working environment features.
Songa Enabler is the last rig in a series of four Category D rigs specifically built for and contracted to Statoil.
Source: Songa Offshore
Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall
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