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Recent Offshore Rig Activity Notes Sample
Below is a sample of the 62 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
Monday, August 07, 2017   |   Noble Hans Deul   |   400 ft.   Jackup
Noble has reported that it expects jackup Noble Hans Deul (400'-IC) to continue on a contract with Shell in the UK North Sea until mid-November 2017. As reported by RigLogix on 16 June, Shell exercised its early contract termination clause for the rig and it was due to end its contract in September 2017, however this end date has now been pushed out by two months. The contract was originally due to finish in August 2018. The rig has worked exclusively for Shell since its delivery in 2008.

Friday, August 18, 2017   |   Noble Bob Douglas   |   12,000 ft.   Drillship
Further to a RigLogix report from 16 June, ExxonMobil has signed a three-year contract with Noble Drilling for the provision of UDW drillship Noble Bob Douglas (12,000') for work offshore Guyana. Work under the contract will commence in either first or second quarter of 2018 and continue into the first or second quarter of 2021. It is understood that the drillship will be put to work at the operator's Liza development, which requires the use of two rigs drilling simultaneously to complete 17 development wells plus additional exploration wells in the surrounding Canje and Kaieteur blocks. The rig just completed a one-workover contract for Murphy Oil in the US Gulf of Mexico and is currently moving to a stack location in the Grand Isle area. It will next mobilize to Suriname to undertake a contract to drill the Araku-1 exploration well for Tullow Oil that will keep it working until November 2017. There will be a short idle gap between the end of work in Suriname and start of the campaign for ExxonMobil off Guyana and Noble is expected to stack the rig in Aruba.

Friday, August 18, 2017   |   ENSCO 5004   |   1,500 ft.   Semisub
MDW semi ENSCO 5004 has completed its standby period off Libya for Melitah O&G and is now mobilizing back to Block NC41 to resume work. The rig is under contract with Melitah through June 2018 and has worked for the operator since August 2014.

Thursday, August 10, 2017   |   ENSCO 8503   |   8,500 ft.   Semisub
UDW semi ENSCO 8503 (8,500') has arrived on location in Green Canyon Block 281 and is preparing to spud the Tornado-2 development well for Talos Energy. Drilling in 2,756' of water is expected to last anywhere from 60-85 days, with another 30 if the well is completed. The firm portion of the contract will keep the rig working through October. Talos brought the Tornado-1 well online in November 2016.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017   |   ENSCO 8505   |   8,500 ft.   Semisub
Market reports indicate that UDW semi ENSCO 8505 may have a contract in place shortly. Few details are known, but it is understood the work would be for a P&A. The semi has been idle in the Gulf of Mexico since late July after completing a short one-well contract for Apache Corporation. Contract details will be confirmed if and when the deal is signed.

57 other rig notes were published last week that are only available to RigLogix subscribers. Subscribe today to get them all in your inbox each Friday.


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