Buccaneer to Spud Cook Inlet Well within Weeks (USA)
The jack-up rig “Endeavour” which on July 31 departed from Singapore aboard the Kang Sheng Kou heavy lift vessel is scheduled to arrive to Alaska on Friday, August 24.
On arrival the rig will be offloaded and towed to the Buccaneer Energy’s North West Cook Inlet project to start drilling the first well of Buccaneer’s offshore campaign.
The Cook Inlet 2012 drilling season will end in early November. After that, the rig will move to southern Cook Inlet, which is ice-free in winter, to start drilling at the Cosmopolitan prospect.
The Endeavour is a Marathon LeTourneau 116-C jack-up rig. First constructed in 1982, it was upgraded in 2004.
According to Buccaneer, an Australian listed company focused on onshore and shallow waters of the Cook Inlet of Alaska, the rig is suitable for most water depths that exist in the Cook Inlet and northern Alaskan waters.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, August 10, 2012