Antrim Energy awards drilling contract for exploration well off Australia

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, May 4 -- Calgary-based Antrim Energy Inc. has entered into a drilling contract for an undisclosed sum with Transocean Sedco Forex Inc. unit Sedco Forex International Inc. for Antrim's first offshore exploration well on its South Galapagos prospect on Australia's North West Shelf.

The well will be drilled using Transocean's Sedco 703 semisubmersible drilling platform, which is currently operating in the area and might be available to start drilling operations as early as September, Antrim reported.

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