Statoil's latest Cat-D rig delivered

OE Staff
Monday, August 24, 2015

Songa Offshore has today taken delivery of Songa Endurance from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea.

Songa Endurance will shortly depart South Korea en-route to Norway to start an eight-year drilling contract with Statoil, with first assignment on the Troll field on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The voyage to Norway will take place with tow-assist and the rig will arrive with all third party equipment installed and ready for final acceptance testing. Commencement of drilling operations is expected to take place around year-end.

Songa Endurance is a sixth generation, high specification, harsh environment, midwater rig designed for efficient year around drilling, completion, testing and intervention operations in water depths up to 500m.

The rig is certified DP3 and is equipped with a "state-of-the-art" drill-floor and an efficient layout with improved safety and working environment features. 

Songa Endurance is the second rig in a series of four Category D rigs specifically built for and contracted to Statoil.

Categories: Vessels Drilling Engineering North Sea Europe Rigs Completions

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