Songa Equinox has commenced drilling operations under its eight-year drilling contract with Statoil at the Troll Field on the Norwegian continental shelf, and the rig is now on operating rate.
Songa Equinox is the first rig in a series of four Category D semisubmersible drilling rigs, specifically built for and contracted to Statoil.
"The start of drilling operations for Songa Equinox is another milestone in the Cat D project. Our organization is looking forward to working collaboratively with Statoil over the next eight years", said Bjørnar Iversen, Songa Offshore CEO.
Image from Songa Offshore.