Rig: Stena Carron

Name Stena Carron
Owner Stena Carron Lux 3 S.a` r.l.
Manager Stena Drilling Ltd.
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 35000
Dimensions (ft) 748 x 137.8 x 62.34
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Guyana
Region Latin America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type --
Drawworks HP --
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco RC-2200 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco HPS-1000
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Samsung
Rig Model Stena DrillMAX
Year Built 2008
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Geoje (Koje) Shipyard
Group Yard Name Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator ExxonMobil Corporation

Rig Images

News

12 Jan 2017

ExxonMobil Announces New Oil Discoveries Offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil announced today positive results from its Payara-1 well offshore Guyana. Payara is ExxonMobil’s second oil discovery on the Stabroek Block and was drilled in a new reservoir. The Payara-1 well targeted similar aged reservoirs that were proven successful at the company’s Liza discovery. “This important discovery further establishes the area as a significant exploration province,” said Steve Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Company. “We look forward to working with the government and our co-venturers to continue evaluating broader exploration potential on the block and the greater Liza area.” The well was drilled by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, and encountered more than 95 feet (29 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs. It was safely drilled to 18,080 feet (5,512 meters) in 6,660 feet (2,030 meters) of water. The Payara field discovery is about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the 2015 Liza discovery. In addition to the Payara discovery, appraisal drilling at Liza-3 has identified an additional high quality, deeper reservoir directly below the Liza field, which is estimated to contain between 100-150 million oil equivalent barrels. This additional resource is currently being evaluated for development in conjunction with the world-class Liza discovery. “These latest exploration successes are examples of ExxonMobil’s technological capabilities in ultra-deepwater environments, which will enable effective development of the resource for the benefit of the people of Guyana and our shareholders,” Greenlee said. Drilling on Payara began on Nov. 12 with initial total depth reached on Dec. 2. Two sidetracks have been drilled to rapidly evaluate the discovery, and a well test is underway to further evaluate the successful well results. The well data will be analyzed in the coming months to better determine the full resource potential. The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres (26,800 square kilometers). Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is operator and holds 45 percent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds 30 percent interest and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds 25 percent interest.

30 Jun 2016

ExxonMobil Says Second Well Offshore Guyana Confirms Significant Oil Discovery

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today said that drilling results from the Liza-2 well, the second exploration well in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, confirm a world-class discovery with a recoverable resource of between 800 million and 1.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels. “We are excited by the results of a production test of the Liza-2 well, which confirms the presence of high-quality oil from the same high-porosity sandstone reservoirs that we saw in the Liza-1 well completed in 2015,” said Steve Greenlee, president of Exxon Mobil Exploration Company. “We, along with our co-venturers, look forward to continuing a strong partnership with the government of Guyana to further evaluate the commercial potential for this exciting prospect.” The Liza wells are located in the Stabroek block approximately 120 miles (193 kilometers) offshore Guyana. Data from the successful Liza-2 well test is being assessed. The Liza-2 well was drilled by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd., approximately 2 miles (3.3 km) from the Liza-1 well. The Liza-2 well encountered more than 190 feet (58 meters) of oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs in Upper Cretaceous formations. The well was drilled to 17,963 feet (5,475 meters) in 5,551 feet (1,692 meters) of water. “This exploration success demonstrates the strength of our long-term investment approach, as well as our technology leadership in ultra, deepwater environments,” said Greenlee. The Stabroek block is 6.6 million acres (26,800 square kilometers). Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is operator and holds 45 percent interest in the Stabroek block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds 30 percent interest and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds 25 percent interest.

13 Jan 2016

Stena Carron Contract with Esso

Stena Carron Drilling Limited (UK Company) has been awarded a drilling contract by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (Guyana Company) for Stena Carron. The contract is for a period of one year at $235 000/day plus 1 priced six month option with further options to be agreed at market rate. The unit has started mobilization to location and plan commencement end of January 2016.

21 Nov 2014

Statoil takes financial hit to cancel 'Stena Carron' contract

Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola. The rig contract which was originally due to last until June 2017 will cease with effect from 21st November 2014. Statoil’s first well results from the area have been disappointing and although the company still sees remaining prospectivity in the basin and on the Statoil acreage, more time is needed to evaluate the well results and mature new prospects before deciding on future activities. The first two Statoil-operated wells in this pre-salt play, Dilolo and Jacaré, have been drilled safely and very efficiently. These two wells also fulfil the drilling commitments on these two blocks. The Jacaré well in block 38 has now been plugged and abandoned. Statoil is participating in eight commitment wells across five blocks in the Kwanza basin. So far four wells have been completed and one well is ongoing in block 40 operated by Total. The costs of terminating the operations and associated services including the Stena Carron rig contract will be onerous contract and expensed in fourth quarter amounting to approximately USD 350 million. The 2014 guiding for organic exploration expenditures of USD 3.5 billion remains, including the Jacaré well cost in Block 38, which will be expensed in fourth quarter. In addition it is expected that the signature bonus in block 38 will be impaired.

4 Sep 2014

Statoil comes up dry with Dilolo-1 well in Angola

The Dilolo-1 exploration well in block 39 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin was drilled to its pre-salt target. The first drilling operation in block 39 has now been completed. In this first well hydrocarbons were not encountered, but the operation did provide a valuable calibration for other prospects in the area. Further studies are needed in order to fully understand the well results. The well is now in the process of being plugged and abandoned. The ‘Stena Carron’ drillship will soon move to block 38 to spud the exploration well Jacaré-1.The Angolan pre-salt is a frontier play where Statoil will participate in eight commitment wells across five blocks.

15 Mar 2013

Statoil secures drillship for Kwanza basin drilling

Statoil has signed a three year contract for the ‘Stena Carron’ drillship for exploration drilling in the pre-salt blocks (Blocks 38 and 39) in the Kwanza basin in Angola. The agreement managed by Stena Drilling is for a three-year fixed term with start-up Q4 2013 / Q1 2014. The estimated total contract value is USD700 million. Statoil has also secured two one-year extensions. Statoil has also allocated the ‘Discoverer Americas’ drillship to East Africa to perform exploration drilling in the Statoil-operated blocks in Tanzania and Mozambique. "Statoil has now secured rig capacity for its planned global exploration programme in 2013 and 2014. We have drilled four successful wells in Tanzania over the last year, and are now committed to drilling additional wells in Tanzania as well as in Mozambique and Angola," says Tim Dodson, executive vice president for Exploration in Statoil. "Together with a three-well campaign in the Gulf of Mexico, three Statoil-operated wells in Canada, and a one-year drilling campaign in the Barents Sea, this demonstrates an ambitious exploration programme." In Angola, Statoil will test the pre-salt potential in the Kwanza blocks by drilling the commitment wells in block 38 and 39. In East Africa Statoil, along with its respective partners, plans to drill three to four wells testing the further potential in block 2 in Tanzania and explore the block 2 and 5 area in Mozambique. In the Gulf of Mexico Statoil will drill three operated wells during 2013 utilising the semi-submersible Maersk Developer. The company also has exploration activities in two to three partner operated wells in this region coming up, in addition to a three-well campaign offshore Newfoundland in Canada. "We are pleased to secure these ultra-deep water rigs," says Statoil's chief procurement officer Jon Arnt Jacobsen. "Statoil has an ambition to produce 2.5 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2020, which requires that we ensure sufficient and appropriate rig capacity. We have secured rigs for our needs in 2013 and 2014, and we are also targeting the allocation of rigs and developing new rig concepts to ensure more capacity in the market."

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