Rig: Noble Paul Romano

Name Noble Paul Romano
Owner Noble Drilling
Manager Noble Drilling
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Deepwater Floater
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 6000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 25000
Dimensions (ft) 348 x 328 x 130
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country USA
Region North America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco E-3000
Drawworks HP 3000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco A-1700-PT Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-4S
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Noble
Rig Model EVA-4000
Year Built 1981
Country of Build USA
Yard Name Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagougla Mississippi
Group Yard Name Litton Industries

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator --

News

20 Oct 2014

Genel announces discovery at Sidi Moussa block

San Leon, the AIM listed company focused on oil and gas exploration in Europe and North Africa, confirms that the SM-1 well in the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco has reached a total depth of 2,825mMDBRT (measured depth below rotary table) and encountered oil during drilling operations. Preparations are underway to perform cased hole testing. San Leon holds a 10% net working interest in the Sidi Moussa block, where Genel Energy is the operator. The SM-1 well was spud using the Noble Paul Romano semisub drilling rig on the 30th July 2014.

31 Jul 2014

Genel spuds SM-1 exploration well in Morocco

Genel Energy’s partner Serica Energy plc (Serica) has confirmed the spudding of the SM-1 well in Morocco. The ‘Noble Paul Romano’ semisub spudded the well, located on the Sidi Moussa licence at 23:10 hours on 30th July 2014. The well is approximately 60km off the west coast of Morocco in 990m of water and is anticipated to take between 60 to 90 days to complete operations.

9 Jul 2014

Hagaq Qim prospect comes up dry in Malta

Genel Energy’s (Genel) partner Mediterranean Oil And Gas Plc (MOG) has informed that the ‘Noble Paul Romano’ rig, that was used to drill the exploration well targeting the Hagar Qim prospect in offshore Malta Area 4, Block 7, completed operations on the 7th July 2014 and has now moved off location. As announced by MOG on 3rd July 2014, MOG has received formal notification from Phoenicia Energy Company Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Genel Energy plc), the operator of Offshore Malta Area 4, Block 7 that the Hagar Qim-1 well has been drilled to the Eocene and plugged and abandoned with no indications of hydrocarbons. The ‘Noble Paul Romano’ will now be mobilised to Morocco, where it will drill an exploration well for Genel.

27 May 2014

'Noble Paul Romano' spuds first Malta wildcat since 2002

Genel Energy’s (Genel) partner Mediterranean Oil And Gas Plc (MOG) have released an operational update regarding the drilling of the first wildcat well in Southern Malta. MOG was informed by Phoenicia Energy Company Ltd (Phoenicia), the operator of Malta Block 7 of Area 4, that the semi-submersible rig 'Noble Paul Romano' has been secured on location and that the Hagar Qim 1 well spudded at 08:00 hours on 24th May 2014. The well, located approximately 130km south of Malta in c.450m of water, is anticipated to take a minimum of 2 to 3 months to complete operations. The Hagar Qim well is the 11th well to be drilled offshore Malta. The last exploration well that was drilled was the Lampuko well in 2002.

20 May 2014

'Noble Paul Romano' mobilises to drilling location in Malta

Genel Energy’s (Genel) partner Mediterranean Oil And Gas Plc (MOG) have released an operational update regarding the drilling of the first wildcat well in Southern Malta. MOG was informed by Phoenicia Energy Company Ltd (Phoenicia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Genel that the ‘Noble Paul Romano’ rig was accepted under contract on the 18th May 2014. The unit is now mobilising to the Hagar Qim 1 well location in Block 7 of Area 4 to the south of Malta. Announcement of the mobilisation of the rig means that the spudding of the Hagar Qim 1 well is now imminent.

23 Apr 2014

'Noble Paul Romano' set to begin Malta well drilling in May 2014

Genel Energy’s (Genel) partner Mediterranean Oil And Gas Plc (MOG) have released an operational update regarding the drilling of the first wildcat well in Southern Malta. The Hagar Qim well in Block 7 of Area 4 is expected to be spudded during May by Noble Drilling’s ‘Noble Paul Romano’ semisub rig. The unit is currently undergoing its final inspection and test at Valletta Harbour in Malta and will soon mobilise to the drilling location.

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