Suspension period for ‘Songa Enabler’ starts in late December

Drilling contractor Songa Offshore has informed that its Cat D rig Songa Enabler will go on a suspension period in late December. 

The driller announced in late October that Statoil would suspend the Songa Enabler contract once the rig completed operations on a well on the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea. At the time, the earliest estimate for completion of the well was set for late November.

The rig will go on 75% suspension rate of $343.000 per day. The company will reduce manning and activity level on the rig to minimize the financial impact. The suspension period is estimated to end on April 1, 2017, when the rig will start working on the Blåmann well.

During November, Songa Enabler achieved an operational efficiency of 100% and an earnings efficiency of 90% for the month.

Songa Enabler is a sixth generation, high specification, harsh environment, fully winterized, midwater rig designed for year around drilling, completion, testing and intervention operations in water depths up to 500 meters. Songa’s fourth and final Cat D rig, specifically built for and contracted to Statoil, was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea.

The rig was delivered from the yard in March this year and started working for Statoil at the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea at the end of July.

Songa also reported that the 1981-built Songa Delta ended its contract with Statoil on November 10. The rig is currently stacked, while marketed for new employment.

Working for Statoil in Norway, Songa Delta achieved an operational efficiency of 100% and an earnings efficiency of 92% for the operating part of the month.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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