Maersk Drilling suggested that it has secured a contract from Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) for the drillship Maersk Viking to drill one exploration effectively in Block 6-1 offshore the Republic of Korea.
Maersk Viking is a high-spec ultra-deepwater drillship which was delivered in 2014. The drillship at the moment prepared stacked off in Johor, southern Malaysia is anticipated to drill one deepwater effectively for Shell offshore Brunei by the tip of Q1 2021.
Korea is surrounded by the Yellow Sea, the East Sea, and the South Sea with intensive continental cabinets of 300,000 sq. kilometers which have the potential for oil and fuel exploration. Western oil corporations reminiscent of Gulf, Shell, and Koam Corporation explored oil and fuel in shallow waters between 1972 and 1982. KNOC started engaged on the cabinets to accumulate 116,549 line kilometers of 2D seismic information and 5,448 sq. kilometers of 3D seismic information and has drilled 47 wells.
Block 6-1 lays within the Ulleung Basin situated within the East Sea between Korea and Japan.
The block was first explored by Royal Dutch Shell Oil in 1971. The firm acquired 5,193 kilometers of 2D seismic information earlier than drilling its first exploratory effectively. The effectively, though not examined, encountered a lot of fuel exhibits. KNOC has paid consideration to Block 6-1 after 1983. Since then, it has carried out quite a few seismic surveys and twenty three drillings. These efforts resulted in 13 minor discoveries of fuel and two main discoveries of economically producible fuel reserves in 1998.
(Source: Maersk Drilling/KNOC – Image: NASA)
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