Ophir Energy Plc and BG Group PLC Extend Deepsea Metro I for Further 18 Months to Facilitate Continuous Drilling in Tanzania and Kenya

Thursday, 9 May 2013 02:01am EDT 

Ophir Energy Plc announced that it has secured a drilling rig and executed a letter of agreement for Rig Share Assignment with BG Group PLC for the continuation of its 2013-2014 East African offshore drilling programme. Odjfell Drilling is the contract counterpart and drilling service contractor. The Deepsea Metro I (DSM-1) drillship is being used by the Ophir-BG Group Joint Venture in Tanzania. This contract was previously due to expire in June but has been extended for a further period of at least 18 months. During this period the DSM-1 will be used to drill a combination of wells in Tanzania for the Ophir-BG Group Joint Venture in Blocks 1-3-4 and also to drill operated wells for Ophir in Tanzania and Kenya and for BG Group in Kenya. 

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