Deepsea Metro I drillship hired for drilling off Philippines

Odfjell Drilling has secured a one-well contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship, Deepsea Metro I.

The drillship has been hired by Galoc Production Company W.L.L., a subsidiary of Nido Petroleum Limited, for drilling offshore Philippines.

According to Odfjell, the Deepsea Metro I will be contracted for one firm well of approximately 3 weeks in duration and one optional side track. The contract period will be approximately 4-5 weeks with a start window of 1-31 March 2017.

The company did not provide the financial details of the contract.

Deepsea Metro I is owned by Golden Close Maritime Corp. Ltd., a company owned by Deep Sea Metro Ltd., which is a joint venture between Metro Exploration (60%) and Odfjell Drilling (40%). Odfjell Drilling is the manager of the vessel.

The drillship previously worked for Petronas in Malaysia.

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