DDKG-2 off to Myanmar after MA well

Vol 20, PW 2 (06 Oct 16) News in Brief

Reliance has lost interest in sinking money into new exploration but it isn't hesitating to spend money on development work at its KG-DWN-98/3 block which includes the D6, R-Series and MA fields.

Transocean deepwater drillship DD KG-2 is likely to begin her second and last workover for Reliance on October 7 at location KG D6-MA2-ST at the MA oilfield in water depths of around 1250 metres. Workover of this sidetracked well is expected to be completed by December 15.

DD KG-2 carried out workover at her previous well KG D6-MA-4H from June 3 to September 27 in water depths of 1172 metres. On September 28, the Blow Out Preventer (BOP) was unlatched and underwater transponders were hoisted onto the rig deck before the BOP underwent 10 days of planned maintenance.

After workover at well MA2-ST, Reliance has no use for DDKG-2 which Transocean will move to offshore Myanmar for a four firm, four optional well, one-year drilling campaign with Australia's Woodside Petroleum. MA is producing less than 4000 b/d and 3.5m cm/d of gas.