Island Drilling Company is pleased to announce that we have signed a contract with Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited to provide the Island Innovator drilling unit and associated services for a work program in the UK in 2023. The commencement is in April 2023.
Geir has worked in the industry since 1992; offshore in most positions within drilling, floating rigs etc. before going onshore in 2004 as Assistant Operations Manager and Operations Manager for Odfjell Drilling, Heidrun TLP mm until the end of 2013.
Island Innovator was built as a heavy well intervention vessel with full drilling specifications. It is designed specifically for maximum efficiency in production drilling on subsea templates.
The rig is equipped for efficient handling of x-mas trees and subsea structures including templates.
Island Innovator is currently in South Africa drilling the exciting prospect Gazania-1 in the Orange Basin for Eco Atlantic.
After South Africa we will move on to Mauretania for plugging and abandonment of four firm and one optional well in the Tullow Oil operated Banda and Tiof fields, before heading for the UK.
In UK we have our recently signed contract with Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited for drilling of three firm wells and one optional well. The firm work is estimated to 80 days and the optional work is estimated to be 30 days.
After completion of the Dana program, we will sail to Equatorial Guinea to start the drilling program with Trident Energy. The work is planned to start in September/October of 2023