Stena drillship goes to Las Palmas
Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling has confirmed that one of its drillships is on its way to Las Palmas to start its special period survey (SPS).
According to Stena Drilling, the Stena Carron drillship has headed to Las Palmas to start its SPS. The company looks forward to the rig’s return to Guyana, where it will continue its current drilling campaign. The drillship is booked for work until the end of June 2024, however, several extension options are also available, which open the possibility of prolonging the rig’s work into 2025.
Richard Wells, International Logistics Manager at Stena Drilling, commented: “Great to see the Stena Carron get away last night for her SPS in Las Palmas! A lot of work from many to support the export and I’m sure all are looking forward to her return to Guyana in a few weeks time!”
The Stena Carron made a new oil discovery off Guyana for ExxonMobil in January 2023, with the drilling of the Fangtooth SE-1 well. This is a sixth-generation harsh environment dual-activity dynamically positioned (DP3) drillship, capable of drilling in water depths up to 10,000ft.
Recently, Stena Drilling’s Stena DrillMAX rig became the first drillship to be awarded DNV’s Abate (P) notation, after the offshore drilling player implemented an energy management system across its fleet.
The award of this notation comes after one of Transocean’s semi-submersible rigs became the first semi-submersible to sport DNV’s Abate (Power+) notation, in the wake of upgrades to cut the rig’s greenhouse gas emission footprint during operations.