Sirius Petroleum (AIM: SRSP), the Nigeria-focused oil and gas development and production company, announces the following update:

The COSL Force jack-up rig has been undergoing an extensive maintenance programme under a recertification process conducted by COSL on station in Dubai, during which all major drilling equipment items and systems are being examined and repaired where necessary, including main engines, top drive, hoisting equipment, mud pumps, and blow out preventer.

At the moment, Sirius is waiting for the completion of maintenance which has taken significantly longer than originally envisaged since the drilling of the Ororo-2 well was supposed to begin back in April.

According to the company, it is at an advanced stage of concluding its rig requirements in order to achieve spudding of Ororo-2 in Q4 2018.

Source: Sirius Petroleum