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Kan Tan IV commences third well for OMV in New Zealand

Completion of AWE programme. Commencement of the third well for OMV

The Frigstad Offshore managed semi-submersible drilling rig Kan Tan IV has has completed drilling of Pateke 4H and Oi for AWE New Zealand. The rig has moved from the Oi location to WHOI-1 location to commence the third well for OMV.

The Kan Tan IV is managed by Frigstad Offshore Drilling (Cyprus) Ltd on behalf of owner Sinopec Star Petroleum Company Ltd. The rig is an Enhanced Pacesetter delivered by FELS in Singapore in 1983, capable of operating in up to 2,000ft of water depth and equipped with a 18-3/4 15K BOP. The rig completed an extensive refurbishment programme including 5yr SPS and dry docking at Keppel FELS in Singapore at the end of 2012 and was put back into service in Q1 2013, drilling for Eni in South China Sea before mobilising to New Zealand to drill for OMW, AWE and Shell-Todd.