Sonadrill has secured a twelve well contract with one option for nine wells and eleven one well options in Angola for the Sonangol Quenguela drillship.
Total has added the drilling of one additional appraisal well in Suriname’s Block 58 to the work scope of the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer.
A tender process for the drilling rig is nearing completion, with the requirement for a suitable jack-up rig to be available in 4Q21.
Drilling operations on the Ilder exploration well 15/12-26, operated by Chrysaor Norge AS, are now being concluded.
The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 732 original drilling permits in April 2021 compared to 456 in April 2020.
The drilling programme for well 25/8-21 S relates to the drilling of an appraisal well in production licence 820 S.
The 6-1 well, spudded by Reconnaissance Energy Africa, is designed to evaluate the petroleum systems discovered in the first well (6-2) in an area of maximum thickness.
Drilling of the Hibiscus Extension appraisal well in the Dussafu Marin offshore licence in Gabon encountered water rather than hydrocarbons.
The company is making design and location arrangements for the first exploration well, which will ascertain the production potential of the licence in Ras Al Khaimah Emirate where PGNiG operates.
COSL will be the exclusive provider of semi-submersible drilling rigs for OKEA’s Norwegian Continental Shelf operations.