Archer proclaims the award of a contract with OMV Taranaki Limited for the supply of drilling companies utilizing the modular drilling rig (MDR) Archer Emerald, together with related companies, supplies, gear and personnel. The contract is for a agency 5 properly contract with two one properly choices on OMV’s Maui A platform situated within the Tasman Sea in New Zealand. The agency contract dedication is estimated at 11 months, with an additional 5 months for the elective wells. Following a interval of rig reactivation and pre-operation acceptance testing, the MDR might be mobilised from Norway to New Zealand with drilling anticipated to start 1st March 2020.
“We are delighted to have been awarded this contract which reinforces our place because the main supplier of harsh atmosphere offshore modular drilling rigs with our dedication to supply secure and environment friendly drilling options,” mentioned Kenny Dey, Archer’s Vice President for Platform Drilling. “This award demonstrates the boldness our shopper has in our modular rig expertise and personnel following Emerald’s first profitable drilling marketing campaign on Maui A between 2012 and 2014.We sit up for working carefully with OMV. Our personnel are dedicated to ship secure, environment friendly and profitable wells.”
The Maui pure fuel discipline is the biggest fuel, pure fuel condensate and oil discipline in New Zealand, producing almost three-quarters of the nation’s hydrocarbons, in addition to offering power for electrical energy era. It is situated within the Tasman Sea, 35 km off the coast of Taranaki and to the southwest of New Plymouth. It covers an space of 157 sq. kilometres and is situated in 110 metres of water. The fuel discipline was found in 1969 by a three way partnership of Royal Dutch/Shell, British Petroleum and Todd Petroleum. Two platforms function within the discipline: full manufacturing from Maui A started in 1979; Maui B was put in 13 years later.
Based in Sandnes, Norway, Archer is a worldwide oil companies firm with operations in 40 areas. The firm offers drilling companies, properly integrity & intervention, plug & abandonment and decommissioning to its upstream oil and fuel purchasers.
Formed in 2011, Archer is the approaching collectively of two properly specialist corporations – Seawell and Allis-Chalmers Energy
(Source: Archer/OMV – Image: Maui A platform/Senex)
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