Offshore driller Stena Drilling has secured a contract from Australia-based oil and has company FAR for the deployment of the company Stena DrillMAX drillship to drill the Samo prospect offshore Gambia.
Drilling activity is scheduled for late 2018 with an expected duration of around 40 to 120 days.
“FAR has secured the rig at a very attractive operating day rate which is in line with 2017 rates. The FAR drilling management team consists of several personnel involved with the Senegal joint venture’s previous drilling campaigns. In securing many of these core team members in conjunction with the Stena DrillMAX, we are well positioned to achieve solid operating performance in the Gambia,” said Cath Norman, managing director of FAR.
The Samo-1 well is the first well drilled offshore Gambia for 40 years.