Contracting the Stena Don drilling rig

June 28, 2010, 10:33 CEST

The Stena Don drilling rig

The contract value is USD 437 million over a period of three years. Plans call for the semi-submersible rig to be used for drilling on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

The rig was also under contract with Statoil from 2001 to December 2009.

“We have long experience with Stena Don, and we look forward to continuing the cooperation with this rig,” says Anders Opedal, head of procurements in Statoil. 

The schedule of work for the rig is being considered by relevant licences on the NCS. The rig will play an important role in Statoil’s efforts to reach its NCS production targets.