Odfjell Drilling Win UK West Of Shetland Work

Published at 08:24AM - 18/01/16

Odfjell Drilling win UK West of Shetland offshore drilling work for the semisubmersible driller Deepsea Stavanger.

The contract was announced Monday 18th January with Odfjell saying “The contract with JX Nippon secures interim utilisation of Deepsea Stavanger before start-up of the Wintershall drilling contract in 2017.”

Odfjell Drilling Win UK West Of Shetland Work

The contract will see Odfjell Drilling complete one exploration well in the West of Shetland basin for Japanese based JX Nippon Exploration and Production.

Work on the exploration well is expected to start in the second quarter of 2016 and take between 60 to 75 days to complete.

Commenting on the contract Odfjell CEO, Simen Lieungh, said: “We have a fleet of high performing rigs with a strong track record that gives us confidence in our market position even if the competition is tougher than ever.”

“We look forward to demonstrating our capabilities for JX Nippon and its partners in the UK.”

Deepsea Stavanger

The Odfjell Deepsea Stavanger, is a semisubmersible offshore drilling rig, designed to operate in water depths of 10,000 feet (3048m) and drill to a depth of 37,500 feet (11,430m).

Deepsea Stavanger was delivered in 2010 by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea.