Songa Offshore has taken delivery of the Songa Enabler Category D rig from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea.
The Songa Enabler will shortly depart South Korea en route to Norway for commencement of an eight-year drilling contract with Statoil, with the first assignment on the Snøhvit field. The transit will take place with tow-assist, and the rig will arrive in Norway with all third-party equipment installed and ready for the client’s final acceptance testing. Commencement of drilling operations is expected to take place in Q3 2016.
The Songa Enabler is a sixth-generation, high-specification, harsh-environment, fully winterized midwater rig designed for year-round drilling, completion, testing and intervention operations in water depths up to 500 m. The rig is certified DP3 and is equipped with a state-of-the-art drill floor and an efficient layout with improved safety and working environment features. The Songa Enabler is the last rig in a series of four Category D rigs specifically built for and contracted to Statoil.