Watch time-lapse footage of Stena Drilling’s Stena Forth said away from Lap Palmas en route to Ghana.
The footage shows workers preparing the vessel and themselves for the journey ahead.
Aberdeen-headquartered Stena Drilling has won a contract to supply one of its vessels for a project in Ghana later this year.
The Stena Forth ship will drill three wells for Tullow Oil in the third quarter.
Stena Drilling managing director Erik Ronsberg said the new contract meant the company had been able to scrap a consultation over redundancies.
The process was initiated at the end of 2017 in response to the “prolonged downturn”.