Tullow contracts Stena Forth for Ghana drilling program
Tullow Oil has contracted the Stena Forth drillship to start work in October 2018 offshore Ghana on an initial three-well campaign with extension options.
The additional rig capacity will enable Tullow to carry out simultaneous drilling and completion activity, allowing the tie-in of new wells to proceed. The Stena Forth will be managed within Tullow’s existing 2018 capital expenditure budget for Ghana because the Maersk Venturer drillship, the second rig working for Tullow offshore Ghana, started working in March this year instead of February.
So far, the Maersk Venturer has drilled a production well in the Ntomme area of the TEN field and two production wells at the Jubilee field, Tullow reported in a 28 June operations update. The Maersk Venturer will next complete two Jubilee production wells and a previously drilled Jubilee water injection well. Meanwhile, the Stena Forth is expected to initially focus on drilling new wells.