Rig: Nanhai VII

Name Nanhai VII
Owner China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL)
Manager China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL)
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Midwater Floater
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 1000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 20000
Dimensions (ft) 355 x 221 x 70
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country China (PRC)
Region East Asia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 1320 UE
Drawworks HP 2000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 12-P-160 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-3H
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Aker
Rig Model H-3
Year Built 1977
Country of Build Japan
Yard Name Tamano Shipyard
Group Yard Name Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator CNOOC Ltd

News

1 Nov 2011

EXPLORATION WELL MINDOU MARINE-1 ON CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) MARINE XI LICENCE WAS DRY

The exploration well Mindou Marine-1, located offshore in Block Marine XI Congo (Brazzaville), has reached total depth at 3,515 metres. The well did not encounter oil shows in the target pre-salt section. The well will now be logged, and a full geological interpretation of the results will be undertaken. This well fulfilled the Phase II drilling commitment on the licence and is the first of a two to three well programme on Blocks Marine XI and XIV. Lundin Petroleum has an 18.75 percent working interest in the licence which is operated by SOCO International.

7 Sep 2011

LUNDIN PETROLEUM SPUDS EXPLORATION WELL MINDOU MARINE-1 ONCONGO BRAZZAVILLE MARINE XI LICENCE

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) is pleased to announce that drilling of the exploration well Mindou Marine-1, located offshore in Block Marine XI Congo-Brazzaville, has commenced. The planned depth is approximately 3400 metres below meansea level and the well will be drilled by using the semi-submersible drillingrig ENSCO 5003. The drilling operation is expected to take 50 days. The well is targeting a pre-salt Toca formation carbonatereservoir within a combination structural and stratigraphic trap. This wellwill fulfill the Phase II drilling commitment on the licence and is the firstof a two to three well programme on blocks Marine XI and XIV. Lundin Petroleum has an 18.75 percent working interest inthe licence which is operated by SOCO International.

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