CNOOC secures WilSeeker, WilBoss

Awilco Offshore through Premium Drilling has received a Letter of Intent from CNOOC for a two-year drilling program for the jackup drilling rigs WilSeeker and WilBoss.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway -- Awilco Offshore through Premium Drilling has received a Letter of Intent from CNOOC for a two-year drilling program for the jackup drilling rigs WilSeeker and WilBoss.

WilSeeker is scheduled to begin operations upon completion of its preparation. WilBoss is scheduled to begin operations upon completion of its work with Nido.

CNOOC also has an option to contract a third rig, WilSuperior, on the same terms. If the option is exercised, start-up for the rig will be at completion of its work with Thang Long and Truong Son.

The vessels are all equipped for high pressure/ high temperature drilling in water depths up to 375 ft (114 m).

10/13/2008

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