Fossil Energy – Exploration Well
Last week Valaris’ heavy-duty jack up Valaris 121 has left the Port of Dundee, where it had been staying since early 2023.
The jack up returned to the UK North Sea to conduct drilling operations managed by Petrofac.
The 400-ft jack up arrived at the Port of Dundee in January 2023 and conducted its five-year special periodic survey (SPS) while there. Under a contract awarded in January, the rig will drill the Earn-1 exploration well for Dana Petroleum.
The contract has an estimated duration of 70-100 days. After that, the rig is scheduled to begin its 210-day contract with Shell, also in the UK North Sea.