Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has delivered, Sonangol Libongos, the primary of two drillships in a sequence ordered by Angolan state-owned oil firm Sonangol.
Sonangol Libondos is a DSME e-SMART ultra-deepwater drillship able to working in deep, ultra-deep, and pre-salt waters.
The newbuild shall be operated by Sonadrill, a three way partnership between Sonangol and Seadrill.
Sister vessel Sonangol Quenguela is presently underneath building at DSME and is scheduled to be delivered inside the first half of 2019.
At the christening ceremony Sonangol consultant mentioned: “This undertaking is one other milestone in relaunching the Angolan oil business, within the quest to extend manufacturing and nationwide reserves. It additionally will increase the built-in service choices of the first chain, diminishing the dependency on exterior availability in assembly the exploration program milestones,”
In February 2019, Seadrill Limited has introduced that it has entered right into a 50:50 three way partnership with Empresa de Serviços e Sondagens de Angola Ltda, an affiliate of Sonangol E.P. The new three way partnership, Sonadrill, will function 4 drillships, specializing in alternatives in Angolan waters.
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