Songa investigates BOP, riser incident

The Songa Mercur is off hire in China following failure of a telescoping joint that resulted in dropping a BOP and marine riser to the sea bed. Songa says the equipment needed to recover the hardware is available and that the incident is undergoing investigation.

Offshore staff

LIMASSOL, Cyprus – The Songa Mercur is off hire in China following failure of a telescoping joint that resulted in dropping a BOP and marine riser to the sea bed. Songa says the equipment needed to recover the hardware is available and that the incident is undergoing investigation.

The rig was not drilling at the time and the well already was P&A’d at the time.

1/20/2011

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