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.