Endeavour mobilizes Transocean Prospect to UK North Sea Rochelle field
HOUSTON -- Endeavour Co. has mobilized the Transocean Prospect semi-submersible drilling rig has been mobilized to the Rochelle field to complete the drilling of the East Rochelle development well in the United Kingdom Central North Sea.
The decision at the end of last year to suspend the first well due to the inability to perform simultaneous pipe-lay and development drilling operations has facilitated a critical aspect of the development, the subsea infrastructure, to be completed, said William L. Transier, Chairman, CEO and president. "Once the remaining section of the well is drilled and the well is tied in, we will be in a position to start production of hydrocarbons from East Rochelle."
Endeavour Co is the operator of the Rochelle development project and holds a 44%ownership interest in the Rochelle development, which is comprised of Blocks 15/26b, 15/26c and 15/27.