Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Yantai Heading Towards North Sea for its First Job With Neptune Energy
Odfjell Submersible Rig, Yantai is leaving South Africa and on schedule to start a long term contract with Neptune Energy on Duva and Gjøa Projects in Norway in November 2019
In February, Neptune Energy submitted development plans to Norwegian authorities for the Duva (PL636) and Gjøa P1 (PL153) projects in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
On 1 March 2019, a letter of intent was issued by authorities for the subsea production systems and subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines systems (SPS/SURF) contract.
On 19 March 2019, Neptune Energy was awarded a rig contract using the Deepsea Yantai semi-submersible drilling unit.
The company now plans to use the Deepsea yantai rig to drill three development wells on the Duva field starting at the end of 2019. In addition, it may drill another three development wells in the northernmost part of the Gjøa field.
On 11 June 2019 a contract for topside modifications carried out on the Gjøa platform as part of the Duva and Gjøa P1 projects award.
The Duva Development PDO (plan for development and operation) was approved 26 June 2019.
Deepsea Yantai is a GM4D harsh environment design and is Odfjell Drilling’s first rig of this design. The unit is designed for operations in harsh environments and at water depths of up to 1,200 m.