OSLO, Norway -- Repsol Exploration Murzuq SA has awarded Premium Drilling a $30-million contract offshore Libya. Premium will use the jackup WilForce. The five-month contract is scheduled to begin in 3Q 2008.
WilForce is under construction at PPL Shipyard in Singapore, and is scheduled for delivery at the end of 1Q 2008. WilForce is Awilco Offshore's fifth newbuild jackup. It is capable of HP/HT drilling in water depths up to 375 ft (114 m).