Offshore driller Ocean Rig has informed that its drillship Ocean Rig Poseidon has been hired by Eni, and has started drilling in Angola.

The drillship recently arrived in Angola following a drilling campaign in Namibia where it had drilled for Chariot and Tullow, where both wells came up dry.

According to Ocean Rig, the contract with Chariot ended on October 15, and the rig has now started its contract with Eni for drilling offshore Angola.

“This contract has been entered into following the previously announced LOI. Eni has exercised its two optional wells making it a firm four-well program that is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019,” Ocean Rig said.

Source: Offshore Energy Today