Namibia: HRT to contract semi for deepwater drilling

By OGJ editors

HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA, Rio de Janeiro, will sign a final contract in early June under which the Transocean Marianas semisubmersible will drill for the company offshore Namibia starting in late 2012.

The rig will be under contract for 280 days and will drill at least four exploratory wells, HRT said. The four prospects are in 160-1,800 m of water.

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