Odfjell Drilling has received a letter of intent from an undisclosed party for further employment for its semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Bergen offshore Norway.
Odfjell Drilling informed on Monday that the letter of intent is for one firm exploration well plus optional sidetrack and well testing on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The contract start is scheduled for 4Q 2017 and has an expected duration of 40 days, excluding options.
Deepsea Bergen is currently operating for Statoil on the NCS until mid-July 2017.
In December last year, Odfjell Drilling announced a new one well contract for Deepsea Bergen with Faroe Petroleum back to back with the Statoil contract, expected to start approximately in mid-July 2017.
Furthermore, in mid-March, the unit received a LOI for one HPHT-well plus two optional HPHT wells with start-up in 1Q 2018.
Deepsea Bergen is a third generation semi-submersible drilling rig. It was built in 1983 by Aker Norway.