Total takes Odfjell’s semi-sub for South Africa drilling

Offshore driller Odfjell Drilling has received a contract from Total for its Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig in South Africa.

The contract is for one well plus one optional well to be drilled by the 6th generation semi-submersible rig offshore South Africa.

According to Odfjell Drilling, the contract is set to start between June 2018 and April 2019, back to back with completion of the ongoing contract with Wintershall on the Maria field, or any subsequent contract.

The contract value including compensation for mobilization/demobilization period is estimated up to $55 million. Odfjell expects the drilling of the firm well to take 60-80 days.

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