Hyperdynamic’s subsidiary SCS Corporation and South Atlantic Petroleum are planning to spud the Fatala-1 well by the end of July.
The Pacific Scirocco drillship has been refuelled and is expected to return to Guinea today.
Hyperdynamic’s president Ray Leonard said: “We are very pleased with the preparation for the drilling of Fatala -1 and with the performance of the contractors. All the elements needed for the spudding of an ultra-deepwater well in a frontier location are coming together nicely.”
In a statement the company confirmed that the SCS operations team is being deployed and that a helicopter and support vessel had been contracted.
The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) which will spud the well has been loaded onto a vessel in Aberdeen, and is estimated to arrive in mid-July.
The final step will see the company installing the ROV and testing the equipment before the planned spud.