Halliburton wins West African off-shore drilling contracts

Halliburton’s won a big drilling contract for deepwater development off the coast of Senegal.

The Houston company said Woodside Energy awarded nine conditional contracts for drilling and completion services for SNE Field Development Phase 1 off the coast of the West African country.

“The drilling campaign, which is due to start in late 2020 or early 2021, is for drilling and completing 18 wells with up to eight optional wells over an estimated 3-4 year term. The contracts awarded include drilling, logging, cementing, lower completions, e-line/slick line, coiled tubing and well testing services,” according to the company announcement.

“We are excited to win this work and to provide services from our multiple product service lines on what is likely to be the first deepwater oil development in Senegal,” said Shannon Slocum, senior vice president of the Eurasia, Europe and Sub-Sahara Africa region for Halliburton. “In addition to our services, Halliburton will invest in Senegal through constructing facilities, hiring local staff and potentially utilizing local vendors/suppliers.”

Initial engineering work will begin in Perth, Australia, later this year, and then will transfer to Dakar, Senegal in 2020.

This multi-contract award follows an earlier conditional award to Halliburton in December 2018 for drilling and completion fluids services.

 

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