Fossil Energy – Canada
Equinor has started drilling the first of two exploration wells offshore Canada.
The West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig has started drilling the first of two exploration wells offshore Canada. Seadrill, the drilling contractor that manages the SFL-owned rig, shared the news on Tuesday in a social media post.
The rig is estimated to be on contract for the next 157 days.
The Equinor’s 2022 drilling program using the West Hercules consists of exploration well Cambriol J-31 located on exploration license EL 1156 and exploration well Sitka O-02 located on the same exploration license.
Both wells are located approximately 430 km from St. John’s, in water depths ranging from 450 meters to 850 meters.
While the drilling program is expected to last about five months, this could be extended to up to eight months, subject to well results.