Odfjell Submersible Rig, Yantai is leaving South Africa and on schedule to begin a long run contract with Neptune Energy on Duva and Gjøa Projects in Norway in November 2019
In February, Neptune Energy submitted improvement plans to Norwegian authorities for the Duva (PL636) and Gjøa P1 (PL153) initiatives within the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
On 1 March 2019, a letter of intent was issued by authorities for the subsea manufacturing programs and subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines programs (SPS/SURF) contract.
On 19 March 2019, Neptune Energy was awarded a rig contract utilizing the Deepsea Yantai semi-submersible drilling unit.
The firm now plans to make use of the Deepsea yantai rig to drill three improvement wells on the Duva subject beginning on the finish of 2019. In addition, it might drill one other three improvement wells within the northernmost a part of the Gjøa subject.
On 11 June 2019 a contract for topside modifications carried out on the Gjøa platform as a part of the Duva and Gjøa P1 initiatives award.
The Duva Development PDO (plan for improvement and operation) was accepted 26 June 2019.
Deepsea Yantai is a GM4D harsh atmosphere design and is Odfjell Drilling’s first rig of this design. The unit is designed for operations in harsh environments and at water depths of as much as 1,200 m.