Songa Offshore takes delivery of Equinox drilling rig from DSME

Songa Offshore has taken delivery of the Songa Equinox from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

Offshore staff

LIMASSOL, Cyprus – Songa Offshore has taken delivery of the Songa Equinox from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

The rig is expected to leave South Korea soon for its eight-year drilling contract withStatoil. The first assignment is at Troll field on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Songa Equinox is a sixth generation, high-specification, harsh environment, midwater rig designed for efficient year around drilling, completion, testing, and intervention operations in water depths to 500 m (1,640 ft). The rig is certified DP-3 and is equipped with a state-of-the-art drill floor and a layout with improved safety and working environment features.

Songa Equinox is the first rig in a series of four Category D rigs to be built specifically for and contracted to Statoil.

06/30/2015

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