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Tullow contracts Noble for Suriname drilling

Written by  OE Staff Friday, 16 June 2017 07:26

Tullow Oil has contracted US-driller Noble Corp. for an exploration well on its "game changer" Araku prospect offshore Suriname, South America.

Tullow has contracted the Noble Bob Douglas drillship from early October to early November, this year.

Tullow is planning to drill the high-impact Araku prospect, a large structural trap containing a potential more than 500 MMbo. 

Before that, the rig will work in the US Gulf of Mexico for Murphy Oil, under a new contract, from early July to late July. Day rates were not disclosed.

Meanwhile, Shell has taken an early termination option on the Noble Hans Deul, which has been working for Shell in the UK North Sea since August 2016. It will end its contract in late September.

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