Local media reported that the drilling jackup Naga 7 from the Malaysian offshore drilling contractor Valesto Energy suffered a “punch trough” accident close to Bintulu, offshore Sarawak. The accident occurred on Three May at round 14.45 native time because the crew was performing the necessary pre-load take a look at on Salam-Three location. The jackup contracted by Conoco Phillips was anticipated to drill three wells, the Salam-Three appraisal and the Gagau-1 wildcat on Block WL4-00, and the Mersing-1 exploration effectively on Block SK 304 with the Naga 7.
News Sarawak reported that, “All personnel on-board are protected on the rescue vessels, and the bulk have been transferred to Miri, Sarawak. The remaining personnel are within the technique of being transferred.”
ConocoPhillips confirmed that the rig was submerged.
Naga 7 is a Gusto MSC CJ46-X100-D drilling jackup succesful to drill in water depths as much as 375 ft. Built in Mazou Island, China, by China Merchants Industry, the rig was delivered in 2015.
Velesto Energy, beforehand referred to as UMW Oil & Gas is a Malaysia-based multinational supplier of drilling for the upstream sector of the oil and fuel trade. The firm, based mostly in Kuala Lumpur, operates a fleet of seven jackup drilling rigs.
(Source: News Sarawak/Valesto/The Maritime Bulletin/Borneo Post/Malay Mail)
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