Turkmenistan: Third Cheleken rig reactivated

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 13
– Dragon Oil PLC has refitted the previously stacked Rig 40 and resumed drilling on the Dzheitune (Lam) 13 platform in the Caspian Sea off Turkmenistan.

Rig 40 has spudded the 13/160 development well, the first of four wells planned to be drilled from the platform. Two wells and one sidetrack are expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

Two more wells and another sidetrack are to be completed in 2012. Later, the rig will be stacked pending consideration of options for its further use.

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