Songa drilling rigs move to new assignments

Two rigs owned by Songa Offshore are under assignment to Petronas offshore Malaysia.

Offshore staff

LIMASSOL, Cyprus – Two rigs owned by Songa Offshore are under assignment to Petronas offshore Malaysia.

The start of the Songa Venus program has been delayed due to problems with newly-installed components on the BOP. However, the failed parts have been repaired and the company expects the rig to resume operations this week.

Songa Mercur recently demobilized from a job for Gazflot LLC off Sakhalin, eastern Russia. The rig should start its 90-day program off Malaysia later this month.

Among the rest of the company’s fleet, Songa Delta departed the Alve field in the Norwegian Sea late last month for a planned Special Periodic Survey period at the CCB base outside Bergen, Norway. It should remain there until around Dec. 10.

Thereafter it will re-commence its contract with Wintershall/Det Norske Oljeselskap.

Songa Eclipse completed contractual upgrades and client operational preparedness work and mobilized to Angola on Oct. 15.

11/09/2011

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