Sirius Petroleum will be drilling Ororo-2, a step out from the Ororo-1 well, with the services of COSL Drilling Europe AS, a subsidiary to China Oilfield Services Limited, (COSL) Beijing, China.
The contract is for a multi-well campaign that begins with Ororo-2, before June 2017.
The well management activities for the duration of the contract will be carried out by the Norway headquartered oil service firm ADD Energy, which claims, on its website, that it “was instrumental in working with Sirius to secure the drilling contract with COSL Drilling Pan-Pacific Limited”.
Part of what clinched the contract for ADD Energy was that it agreed “to extend delayed invoice and payment terms to Sirius in line with the Company’s other project partners.
The contract envisages a drilling programme on the Ororo Field and can be expanded to include other potential offshore assets.”
The other contractor or ‘project partner’ on the campaign-as Sirius describes them- is Schlumberger, which will provide Sirius with a comprehensive package of managed and integrated products and services including directional drilling services, logging, completion and production fluids, cementing and pumping services, well intervention and stimulation products and services, well testing services, wellsite communications and data and software solutions.
The main objective is to drill two to three wells that will lead to first oil in Ororo field, one of the 24 marginal fields awarded to 31 Nigerian companies by the Nigerian government in 2003.