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Kan Tan IV Commences Drilling Contract for STOS in New Zealand

The Frigstad Offshore managed semi-submersible drilling rig Kan Tan IV has just completed drilling of WHOI-1 for OMV. The rig has been moved from the WHOI-1 location to the Ruru 2 location to commence the drilling programme for STOS.

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.