Fossil Energy – Norway
A sixth-generation semisubmersible rig COSL Prospector from COSL Drilling Europe has left Las Palmas and is now en route to its final destination, Norway.
After embarking on a three-month journey from the Port of San Ya, China, the COSL Prospector rig made stops in New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa, before reaching the Port of Las Palmas in the northeast of Gran Canaria, Spain, on December 26, 2023.
Here the rig stayed at the Zamakona shipyards for approximately 26 days, in a bid to carry out maintenance and crew change.
It left the shipyard over the weekend and is sailing to Norway’s CCB yard for SPS work and the Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) completion ahead of a new contract.
The semisub is expected to reach Norway in early February 2024.
Following preparations, it will start a two-year firm contract with Vår Energi in the Barents Sea in Q3 2024.