Songa rig begins drilling on Statoil’s Troll field

The Songa Equinox
The Songa Equinox

Drilling rig Songa Equinox has commenced drilling operations under its eight-year drilling contract with Statoil at the Troll Field on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Songa Equinox is the first rig in a series of four Category D semi-submersible drilling rigs, specifically built for and contracted to Statoil.

“The start of drilling operations for Songa Equinox is another milestone in the Cat D project.

“Our organisation is looking forward to working collaboratively with Statoil over the next eight years”, said Songa Offshore’s chief executive, Bjørnar Iversen.