Ocean Rig's Poseidon drillship is set to drill for Chariot Oil and Gas on the Nimrod prospect offshore Namibia.
Chariot has agreed to use the Poseidon on the Kabeljou 2714-6-1 well on the Nimrod prospect commencing in July this year which is expected to take up to two months to drill in the Orange Basin region, in Southern block 2714A, located 77 kilometres (56 miles) offshore in a water depth of 360 metres (1,180 feet).
Nimrod will be the second of four or possibly five wells planned by Chariot offshore Namibia.
“Nimrod is one of the biggest prospects due to be drilled worldwide this year and we look forward to being able to update the market with further news on this hugely significant well in due course,” said Chariot chief executive Paul Welch.
Previously Chariot drilled the Tapir South well, 1811/5-1 in Northern block 1811A offshore Namibia in the Namibe basin, which was plugged and abandoned after being drilled by Mærsk
Deliverer semi-submersible operating in a water depth of 2,134 metres (7,000 feet).