Hess UK is planning to hire Awilco Drilling’s WilPhoenix semisubmersible drilling rig on next year’s abandonment campaign on the Fife and Fergus Fields in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Contract duration is estimated to be about 200 days with a contract value of approximately $51 million. The work is expected to start next Spring.
WilPhoenix is one of Awilco Drilling’s two Enhanced Pacesetter semisubmersibles and is equipped for drilling in water depths to 366m (1,200ft).
Hess is the operator of the Fife and Fergus, which straddle blocks 31/26a, 31/27a, 39/1a, and 39/2a.