OMV takes Island Innovator rig for Wisting well

Offshore driller Island Drilling Company has been awarded a drilling contract with the Austrian oil firm OMV in Norway. 

The contract is for one well at the Wisting license, located in PL 537 in the Barents Sea, with the rig Island Innovator. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of this year, Island Drilling said on Tuesday.

Island Innovator, Island Drilling’s only rig, is currently in warm lay-up at Hanøytangen, Bergen. In the period from contract date until start date, project activities and training of crew on board the rig will be carried out.

The semi-sub recently underwent the 5-year Special Periodic Survey at Semco Maritime’s yard.

“Island Drilling Company AS is grateful that OMV Norge AS choose Island Drilling Company AS together with the management company Odfjell Drilling AS, to perform their drilling activities,” the driller concluded.

The Island Innovator drilling rig is of a GM4000 type, delivered by the COSCO Shipyard in China in 2012. It is fitted with accommodation areas with one-man cabins for a 120-person crew. It was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in August 2013.

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