Sirius Petroleum, the Nigeria targeted oil and gasoline growth and manufacturing firm, is happy to announce that the Company’s worldwide rig accomplice COSL has now obtained preliminary Location Approval from the Marine Warranty Surveyor for the Ororo-2 and Ororo-Three wells and has commenced mobilisation of the jack-up rig for supply direct to Nigeria.
Furthermore, COSL have optimised the drilling marketing campaign for Sirius by electing to deploy the COSL Force jack-up rig versus the COSL Power. The COSL Force is a “sizzling rig” (tooled-up and able to function) at the moment offshore UAE and is due to this fact able to be mobilised to Nigeria shortly. The COSL Force is a state-of-the-art rig which has a rated working water depth of 375 ft and a rated drilling depth of 30,000 ft.
Once on station, it’s anticipated, climate situations allowing, that drilling of the Ororo-2 nicely will now begin in April 2018 and that drilling can be in a location near the Ororo-1 nicely (initially efficiently drilled by Chevron in 1986).
The Ororo-2 nicely is deliberate to penetrate the entire D sands, with the highest three sands (D1, D2 and D3) being sampled and stress examined. The goals of the checks are to find out gas-oil contacts, the stress regimes, fluid compositions, and in-situ gas-oil ratios forward of an prolonged nicely check. The nicely will then be drilled all the way down to the deeper G sands the place it’s anticipated to be accomplished for manufacturing.
Commenting, Bobo Kuti, Chief Executive, mentioned: “We are delighted to learn that COSL has lastly secured the affirmation from the Marine Warranty Surveyor of the acceptance of the floor location of Ororo-2 and Ororo-Three wells enabling us to announce the mobilisation of the COSL Force jack-up rig. This is a milestone for Sirius as we embark with our operational companions on the primary of our drilling packages. We are delighted to be working alongside COSL as our rig companions and thank them for the superb work they’ve finished on mobilisation and we sit up for the graduation of the nicely marketing campaign operations on Ororo-2 within the coming months.”
COSL Force is a Baker Marine Pacific 375 jackup inbuilt 2008 at PPL Shipyard, Singapore. (Source: Sirius Petroleum – Image: COSL Force drilling console/Dana Energy)
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