Songa Mercur Rig Off-hire in China Due to Equipment Failure

The Songa Mercur is currently off-hire in China resulting from structural failure of the telescopic joint, causing an uncontrolled descent of the BOP and Marine riser a short distance to sea bed on 16 January 2011. The rig was not drilling at the time of the incident and the BOP is in safe distance from the well which had already been plugged and secured.

The Company foresee that all required resources are readily available in area for a safe and effective recovery. The incident is currently under investigation and further updates to the recovery process will be issued when details and facts are available.

The on-going well was near its final stages at time of incident and rig had been planned to be towed to Singapore area after well completion in preparation for upcoming and future contracts. Henceforth, the Company does not foresee any significant cost impact to budgets and/or projections resulting from the incident.

Source: Songa Offshore, January  20, 2011;

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

One thought on “Songa Mercur Rig Off-hire in China Due to Equipment Failure”

Comments are closed.

Events>

<< Feb 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 1

Africa Oil Week 2020

For over 25 years Africa Oil Week has been the meeting place for Africa’s most senior E&P stakeholders.

read more >

CERAWeek 2020

 Each year, CERA clients gathered for a few days in Houston…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration…

read more >

2020 EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION STANDARDS CONFERENCE ON OILFIELD EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply