Odfjell rig to swing by Norwegian yard for small upgrade

Odfjell Drilling-owned semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Bergen will stop by for a short stay at Norway’s offshore services provider Coast Center Base (CCB). 

Deepsea Bergen rig. Source: CCB

CCB said on Thursday that the rig will arrive at the yard on Sunday, March 17, 2019, and stay there for three days for an upgrade of the lifeboat system in order to meet the requirements of the British sector.

CCB’s scope of work includes provision of quay personnel, logistics services, and general yard service.

According to the latest AIS data, the Deepsea Bergen is currently moored in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The rig’s previous contract was with Equinor. It expired in January 2019.

The Deepsea Bergen is currently under contract with Ithaca Energy, which was awarded in September 2018. Under this deal, the rig will be working on the UK Continental Shelf with plans for one firm production well, plus optional wells.

The beginning of the firm well period was scheduled for February 2019 with an expected duration of 115 days. This will be followed by a contract on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with OMV Norge for a one firm “high pressure high temperature” well (HPHT-well).

After that, the rig is scheduled to work on an exploration well for Hungary’s MOL, in direct continuation of the contract with OMV. The estimated duration of the MOL contract is approximately 50 days plus possible well testing.

The Deepsea Bergen is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Aker H-3.2 type built at Aker Verdal in 1983. The rig is owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling and classified by DNV GL and registered in Norway.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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