(Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, Sasha Harrinanan, 4.Jul.2018) – Well Services Rig 110, owned by local drilling contractor Well Services Petroleum Co Ltd (Well Services), is the first local jack up rig to be used for a natural gas campaign in TT waters.
Well Services announced yesterday it had drilled and completed a three well campaign for the Iguana field in Block 1(a) – offshore Trinidad’s west coast. Block 1(a) is owned and operated by DeNovo Energy Ltd (DeNovo). This was TT’s first ever west coast natural gas development campaign.
DeNovo founder and CEO Joel Pemberton said, “This milestone moves us closer to the delivery of first gas from the Iguana field later this year. Gas produced by DeNovo will be sold to NGC.”
Pemberton said Well Services and Rig 110 were chosen because of their proven ability to deliver safely, and their known aptitude for collaborating to overcome operational challenges.
“Together, DeNovo and Well Services delivered this campaign with many first-time achievements, which showcases the power and resilience of both our teams. As a Trinbagonian, I am proud to see local companies operating at global standards, collaborating on competitive solutions, and delivering in the best interest of TT,” Pemberton shared.
Rig 110 delivered drilling and completions activities with zero lost time incidents, in line with DeNovo’s fast-track development plan for the Iguana field. Rig 110 was also the first rig to install a platform subsea structure in the region, securely setting the Iguana Conductor Supported Platform, driving seven conductors, and completing its first flow back well testing and flaring.
Well Services’ operations manager Neil McCartney praised his team for working quickly and clinically to ensure all drilling targets were reached, “despite numerous technical challenges due to the complicated subsurface structure of the field.”