According to license operator Bahamas Petroleum Co. (BPC), the vessel should arrive around the start of the contracted drilling window, with the well likely to spud three to four days later.
The Stena IceMAX is a dynamically positioned and dual mast drillship, with facilities that include a managed pressure drilling system; two 18¾-in., 15,000-psi Cameron TL BOPs; and a Cameron Load King riser.
BPC will now restart preparations that had to be cut short this March due to the impact of COVID-19.
It has also reactivated logistics plans, including inspection of critical path/long-lead items.
The company added that it had consulted with medical specialists worldwide on a COVID-19 safe operating plan, and has been working closely with Stena Drilling on detailed implementation.
Stena has been operating in other locations with COVID-19 mitigation strategies in place that include initial health status screening questionnaires, regular temperature checking, and repeated PCR antigen detection tests.
To date, it has identified no infections.