Norwegian oil and gas service provider Archer has been awarded a contract for the provision of drilling services using the modular drilling rig Archer Topaz in the North Sea.
The contract is for permanent plugging and abandonment of two wells and recovery of conductors.
Following a period of rig reactivation, the rig will be mobilised with operations expected to commence in the second quarter of 2020.
“We are very pleased to announce the second contract for our modular drilling rigs this year. The additional backlog from the Topaz and Emerald contracts provides a great foundation for growth of Archer’s platform drilling business in 2020 and 2021,” said Kenny Dey, Archer’s vice president for platform drilling.