Transocean Galaxy II jackup drilling delayed due to adverse weather

By Phaedra Friend Troy

Contracted to drill up to four exploration and appraisal wells at UKCS Central North Sea Block 28/9, the Transocean Galaxy II jackup mobilization has been delayed due to adverse weather. 

EnCore Oil (LON:EO) contracted the rig to spud the Varadero exploration prospect, followed by appraisal drilling on the Catcher oil discovery

"Following on from our Catcher drilling program announced last week, the Galaxy II rig has not yet been assigned to EnCore as bad weather has prevented the rig from being mobilized to the Catcher area from its current operating location,” reported Alan Booth, EnCore’s CEO. “Arrival at the Varadero location is dependent on a suitable weather window for its mobilization.” 

EnCore is the operator of Block 28/9 with 15 percent interest. Project partners include Premier Oil with 35 percent interest, Wintershall with 20 percent, Nautical Petroleum with 15 percent and Agora Oil & Gas with 15 percent. 

Look to PennEnergy and its daily Global Offshore Weather Report for up-to-date video coverage of offshore wind, waves and weather for the four busiest offshore regions worldwide.

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