Pacific Drilling’s Pacific Bora drillship will go to work on the Agbami Field in Nigeria for Chevron’s subsidiary Star Deep Water Petroleum. The contract, which includes an initial three-year term, specifies that the rig will mobilize to Nigeria in late February on completion of enhancements to facilitate completion activities.
Pacific Drilling also has a contract with a Chevron subsidiary for the Pacific Santa Ana drillship, which will be used for an application of dual gradient drilling.
Pacific Drilling has two further ultra-deepwater drillships, Pacific Scirocco and Pacific Mistral, under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries. Both are on target for on-time delivery in March 2011 and May 2011.