North Atlantic Drilling secures semi-submersible contract from Wintershall

German energy firm Wintershall has received a consent from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to drill exploration well 6604/5 in a prospect named Balderbrå in the in the Norwegian Sea.

Wintershall has contracted North Atlantic Drilling semi-submersible rig West Phoenix for the drilling works, which will take around 36 days commencing on October 1.

West Phoenix is currently on a contract with Nexen in the UK part of North Sea.

North Atlantic Drilling filed for chapter 11 in the US earlier this month along with its parent company Seadrill.

Jason Jiang

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