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Kan Tan IV commences second well for AWE in New Zealand

Kan Tan IV has been moved from Pateke 4H location to Oi location

The Frigstad Offshore managed semi-submersible drilling rig Kan Tan IV has been moved from the Pateke 4H location to the Oi location to commence the second well for AWE. This is the 4th well in a compaign which currently consists of 7 wells offshore New Zealand.

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.