The London based offshore driller Noble Corporation advised that its jackup Noble Tom Prosser was awarded a five of six wells contract extension, extending the contract to August 2020.
Noble tom Prosser was mobilized at the end of April 2019 by the Australion Santos to drill the Dorado-2 well located approximately 160 kilometres north-northeast of Port Hedland in the Bedout Sub-basin in Western Australia. Following the Dorado-2 well, the jackup was scheduled to drill the near-field exploration well Roc South-1 with the Dorado-3 appraisal well to follow the Roc South-1 well. In June 2019, Santos announced that the Dorado-2 appraisal well had confirmed Dorado as a major oil and gas.
Noble Tom Prosser is a Fiede and Goldman JU-3000N 400 ft jackup built in Singapore at Jurong Shipyard by Sembcorp Marine. The unit was delivered in 2014
Noble also announced that the Noble Mick O’Brien jackup contract was extended from October 2019 to March 2020 to drill off the coast of Qatar for Qatar Gas.
Noble mentioned that its jackup Noble Johnny Whitstine drilling for Saudi Aramco incurred 18 days of operational downtime at zero dayrate during 2Q 2019
(Source: Noble Corporation – Image: Noble Tom Prosser)