US offshore driller Vantage Drilling has been awarded a contract by Tower Resources for the 2009-built jackup rig Topaz Driller to provide drilling operations offshore Cameroon.
The rig will commence operations in the second quarter of 2019 at the NJOM-3 well at Tower’s Thali licence.
Jeremy Asher, chairman and CEO of Tower Resources, commented: “We are very pleased to have secured the Topaz Driller, the same rig which our well management team at Bedrock Drilling used to drill the two recent Etinde wells. We see the NJOM-3 well, in Q2 2019, as just the beginning of our drilling activity on the Thali license, as we explained in our Corporate Presentation of last month. The rig timing remains consistent with that schedule, including its target of first oil by the end of 2019.”