EDRILL-1 HIRED BY PTTEP FOR ARTHIT CAMPAIGN IN THE GULF OF THAILAND
Energy Drilling has been awarded a contract by PTT Exploration & Production International (PTTEP) on the 4th December 2019 to provide drilling services on the Arthit field in Gulf of Thailand. This contract secures employment for the high specification tender rig EDrill-1, for a firm term of 3 years and 4 months with an option period of 7 months.
The Arthit field is located 230km offshore of Thailand’s Songkhla province in the Gulf of Thailand. The field lies at a water depth of 262ft (80m) and commenced production in 2008.
EDrill-1 has worked continuously for PTTEP on the neighbouring Bongkot field since its delivery in 2014 and has just successfully completed a 5 year drilling programme in December 2019. Commencement on the Arthit field will take place in June 2020 and prior to this the rig will undergo regular maintenance work in Singapore.
The crew of EDrill-1, under the leadership of rig manager, Dave Sandall are looking forward to returning to Thailand and PTTEP.
Marcus Chew, CEO of Energy Drilling, commented that, “We are pleased to extend and cement our relationship with premium client PTTEP. This award clearly demonstrates our operational excellence in the Gulf of Thailand as a premium provider of tender assist drilling.”
Energy Drilling, based in Singapore, is a company established to develop, build and operate the next generation of self-erecting tender rigs.
EDrill-1 was built at COSCO Guandong shipyard, China and delivered in 2014. The tender rig commenced its maiden charter with PTTEP Thailand on September 24, 2014. Energy Drilling’s second unit Edrill-2 is currently ready stacked in Malaysia.
EDrill-3 is a state-of-art semi-tender built at Cosco Guandong in China. According to Energy Drilling, the semi-tender is now ready for development drilling service in severe environments and for specialized, deep-water service coupled to trussed SPAR’s or TLP’s.
(Source and image: Energy Drilling – EDrill-1 in the Gulf of Thailand)