Jackup West Atlas condemned, to be removed from field

Insurers have condemned the jackup West Atlas following a fire on PTTEP Australasia's Montara wellhead platform in November.

Offshore staff

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Insurers have condemned the jackup West Atlas following a fire on PTTEP Australasia's Montara wellhead platform in November.

Seadrill is required to remove the rig from the field. The company has started assessing the damage to the rig’s drilling package and superstructure and is developing a removal process with specialist contractors.

12/04/2009

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