GulfSlope Energy broadcasts the execution of a drilling providers contract with Atlantic Maritime Services LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rowan Companies, to safe and make the most of the Ralph Coffman jackup rig for the Company’s 2018 Gulf of Mexico drilling program. GulfSlope anticipates spudding the primary nicely in mid-2018 on Vermilion Area, South Addition Block 378 (Canoe Shallow prospect) and the second nicely on Ship Shoal Area, South Addition Blocks 336 / 351 (Tau prospect) shortly thereafter. Initial drilling on each prospects is predicted to be accomplished earlier than the top of the yr. The Ralph Coffman is a excessive specification jackup rig that may drill to 35,000 ft. The rig is at present being mobilized from Trinidad and is anticipated to reach within the Gulf of Mexico shortly.
” The execution of this contract is a important milestone in advancing the 2018 drilling program underneath the Participation Agreement introduced in January with our companions Delek GOM Investments, LLC and Texas South Energy, Inc. and we’re trying ahead to unlocking the thrilling potential that has been hidden beneath salt,” acknowledged John Seitz, Chairman and CEO of GulfSlope. He added, “Rowan and the GulfSlope administration workforce have drilled profitable Gulf of Mexico wells collectively on this very play, and this mix makes for a strong workforce as we start our drilling marketing campaign.”
Ralph Coffman, a 375 ft LeTourneau Workhorse jackup was in-built Vicksburg, Mississippi in 2009.The rig is definitely prepared stacked in Trinidad.
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