ExxonMobil books rig for deepwater frontier Ireland well

Offshore staff

DUBLIN, Ireland – ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Ireland (Offshore) has signed a letter of intent with Ocean Rig UDW for the semisubmersible Eirik Raude.

Subject to approvals from various parties, the rig will start drilling the frontier deepwater Dunquin prospect offshore southwest Ireland during 1Q 2013. The location is in frontier exploration license (FEL) 3/04, with an estimated drilling duration of up to six months.

ExxonMobil operates the license in partnership with Eni Ireland, Repsol Exploracion Irlanda, Providence Resources, and Sosina Exploration.


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