Talos Energy leases Seadrill Drill Vessel for GoM


West Neptune Drillship – Image Credit: Aart van Essen / MarineTraffic

US oil and gas company Talos Energy has chartered Seadrill’s West Neptune drilling vessel to drill a well in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States.

Talos said it will use the 6th Generation Ultra-Deep Water Drilling Unit to drill the Tornado Attic well to develop the Tornado Field Water Flood Project in the Green Canyon area of ​​the Gulf from Mexico to the United States.

The rig is expected to be in place in the first half of May, with drilling activity starting shortly after the rig arrives.

“The production impact from this well is expected in the third quarter of 2021. This additional infill well will provide additional production and benefit from pressure support from the previously completed deep water flooding project. , or “landfill flooding,” which was a first of its kind in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, “Talos said Thursday.

Talos owns and operates a 65.0% working interest in the Tornado field.

As for the drillship, according to the Seadrill State of the Fleet report, the rig was last used in the Gulf of Mexico by LLOG in March at a daily rate of $ 202,000.

Talos did not share financial details of the deal with Seadrill. Bassoe Offshore has estimated the platform’s daily rate at around $ 22,000 with an expected contract term with Talos of 66 days.

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