Norwegian drilling contractor, Island Drilling, has secured additional decommissioning work offshore Mauritania for international energy services firm, Petrofac.
The company’s Island Innovator rig will be used to complete plug and abandonment operations in the Banda-1 subsea exploration well, which is estimated to take 20 days. This will increase the number of wells drilled in the block using the rig to five well re-entries.
From September, the Island Innovator will be transported to Equatorial Guinea for the drilling of two firm and five optional wells by Trident Energy. The campaign is expected to last for 250 days.
Last May, Petrofac assumed well decommissioning services – including project management, engineering, planning, and plugging and abandonment – for seven subsea wells on Tullow Oil’s Banda and Tiof fields.