Weatherford rig for Canoro at Amguri

Vol 11, PW 23 (15 May 08) News in Brief

Canoro Resources is preparing to drill up to eight appraisal and development wells at Amguri in Assam using a new 1500-hp rig from US-based Weatherford.

PETROWATCH learns that Weatherford Rig No. 814 reached Kolkata port last month and is being transported in packages to Jorhat, where it will be assembled and ready for operations by June 1.

Canoro’s new Weatherford rig joins the High Arctic rig, which is already at Amguri, where it is testing and completing the successful appraisal well Amguri 13, before moving to the Canoro-operated AA-ON/7 exploration block, approximately 50-km away to drill the Borkathani prospect. “Canoro’s plan,â€‌ we hear, “is to use the Weatherford rig to drill the wells and a smaller rig to test and complete them.

â€‌ After drilling at Amguri the Weatherford rig will likewise move to AA-ON/7 to drill one or possibly two exploration wells. Weatherford’s first job at Amguri will be to drill the Amguri-12 appraisal well.