Pacific Santa Ana to drill for Total offshore Mauritania

The ultra-deepwater drillship Pacific Santa Ana
The ultra-deepwater drillship Pacific Santa Ana
(Courtesy Pacific Drilling)

Offshore staff

LUXEMBOURG – Pacific Drilling S.A. has issued an update on its drillship fleet.

Offshore Mauritania, Total has awarded the Pacific Santa Ana a one-well contract, which is expected to run from this month to September.

From November 2019 to October 2020, the Pacific Santa Ana is contracted to Petronas offshore Mauritania.

Offshore Senegal/Mauritania, Total has exercised two one-well options for the same drillship. Each well is estimated at about 60 days of work, which would start after Petronas’ contract.

In the US Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Khamsin is undergoing preparations for its contract with Equinor. The contract is expected to run from November 2019 to February 2020 at a day rate of $227,000 - base day rate of $175,000 plus $52,000 for managed pressure drilling (MPD) device and controls and integrated services package. The contract is for two firm wells with two remaining option wells at escalating day rates.

Also, in the GoM, the Pacific Khamsin is expected to drill for Total from March to June 2020 at a day rate of $252,000 - base day rate of $185,000 plus $67,000 for MPD and integrated services package. The drilling contractor said it was assigned to Total for Equinor’s second firm well.

In addition, the company has hot stacked the Pacific Bora in Ghana.

08/13/2019

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