CNOOC Petroleum Europe Ltd. has let a contract to Shelf Drilling Ltd. for the Shelf Drilling Fortress jack-up rig for operations at the Golden Eagle platform in the UK Central North Sea.
The firm term of the contract is for two wells—work that is expected to take 4-5 months to complete. The contract includes options for additional wells with a total estimated duration of 13 months.
The contract value for the firm period is about $17 million. Planned start-up of operations is September 2023.
Golden Eagle lies about 111 km northeast of Aberdeen and first produced oil in October 2014.
CNOOC Petroleum Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Ltd., is operator at Golden Eagle (36.54%) with partners EnQuest Heather Ltd. (26.69%), NEO Energy Production UK Ltd. (31.56%), and ONE-Dyas UK Ltd. (5.21%).