TAQA commissions UKCS platform drilling and maintenance services
TAQA Bratani Ltd. has contracted Odfjell Drilling for drilling and maintenance services on five platforms on the UK continental shelf.
Odfjell Drilling will take over operations from the current contractors in 3Q. The two-year fixed contract includes no limit of one-year options.
The contract includes the following fixed installations:
Cormorant Alpha - a drilling and production installation for the South Cormorant field in block 211/26a in the East Shetland basin of the northern North Sea.
North Cormorant - a drilling and production installation for the North Cormorant field in block 211/21 in the East Shetland basin of the northern North Sea.
Eider - a fixed installation serving as a manned production facility for the Eider field in block 211/16a in the East Shetland basin, 114 mi (183 km) northeast of Lerwick.
Tern Alpha - a drilling and production installation for the Tern field in block 210/25 in the East Shetland basin, 105 mi (169 km) northeast of Lerwick. The platform also serves as a production facility for the Hudson and Kestrel fields.
Harding - a heavy-duty jackup production unit serving as a manned production facility for the Harding field in block 9/23b, 199 mi (320 km) northeast of Aberdeen in the central North Sea.