September 02, 2020

Stena Drilling, the offshore driller based in Aberdeen, advised that it has secured two new contracts for two of its units, the Stena Spey and the Stena Forth.
The drillship Stena Forth secured a new contract to drill one well for Tullow Oil in the Suriname-Guyana Basin. The Stena Forth is expected to mobilise by the end of December 2020. The unit is currently ready stacked in Peru. Stena Forth is a Stena DrillMAX ultra-deepwater drillship built by Samsung at Geoje shipyard in South Korea. The rig was delivered in 2009.
The semi-submersible Stena Spey won a new contract with PSE Kinsale Energy for the decommissioning of ten wells offshore Ireland. The duration of the contract will be approximately 6 months. PSE Kinsale Energy Limited, (formerly Marathon Oil Ireland Limited), has been producing natural gas from its facilities off the Old Head of Kinsale since 1978 up to Cessation of Production in July 2020. The company was acquired by PETRONAS in April 2009 and currently employs 60 people operating the Kinsale Head, Ballycotton and Seven Heads Gas Fields in the Celtic Sea.
Stena Sprey is a mid-water semi-sumersible built in 1983 at Daewoo’s Okpo shipyard in South Korea. The rig is currently drilling for Dana Petroleum in the UK North Sea.
(Source: Stena Drilling/Infield/Kinsale Energy – Image: Stena Forth)