Final Cat D rig close to departure for Norway

Offshore staff

LIMASSOL, CyprusSonga Offshore has taken delivery of Songa Enabler from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea.

This is the last in a series of four Category D semisubmersible rigs built for and contracted to Statoil for programs offshore Norway.

Songa Enabler will sail to Norway to start an eight-year drilling contract with Statoil, with the first assignment this summer on the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea.

The transit will take place with tow-assist and the rig will arrive in Norway with all third-party equipment installed and ready for the client’s final acceptance testing.

As with the earlier deliveries, Songa Enabler is a sixth-generation, harsh environment, fully winterized, midwater rig designed for year-round drilling, completion, testing and intervention operations in water depths up to 500 m (1,640 ft).

It is certified DP-3, and according to Songa features a “state-of-the-art” drill floor and efficient layout providing an improved working environment.


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