May 21, 2018

UK based Awilco Drilling PLC confirmed that a contract has been signed with Shell UK Limited for the provision of the semi-submersible WilPhoenix for a decommissioning program of 18 firm wells plus options totalling a further 8 wells.  The firm 18 well program has an estimated duration of 330 days and is scheduled to commence around 1 September 2018. The contract value for the firm term is estimated at USD 38.3 million.
WilPhoenix is one of Awilco Drilling’s two Enhanced Pacesetter semi-submersibles and is equipped for drilling in water depths up to 1,200 ft. The mid-water semi-sumersible was built in 1982 at Gotaverken Arendal shipyard in Sweden. Awilco Drilling also has one new build rig on order of Moss CS60 ECO MW design equipped for drilling in harsh environments, and independent options for additional three rigs of the same design. (Source: Awilco – Image: WilPhoenix on tow near Sumburgh, Scotland in 2013/Ronnie Robertson)