Suncor seeks workover rig for Libyan drilling campaign

31 January 2013

Canadian firm plans drilling campaign for 2013-2015

Canada’s Suncor Energy has sought expressions of interest for the provision of a workover and service rig to support its onshore drilling campaign in Libya’s Sirte basin.

Prequalification documents should be submitted by 14 February.

The firm requires a 750-horsepower workover rig capable of drilling to 12,000-feet from June 2013. Suncor’s programme for the rig will include testing of exploration and appraisal wells, which will be drilled over the next two years.

A number of previously drilled wells will also require re-entry for further investigation. The scope of work on these wells may include re-testing, stimulation, workover of existing completion, casing repair and drill out to a deeper interval.

Firms have been given two options for the contract. The rig supplier can either supply the rig for one year with options to extend or on a call-on and off basis.

Suncor also holds a 49 per cent stake in the Harouge Oil Operations joint venture along with state-owned National Oil Company (NOC). In September 2012, the firm said its working interest production was approximately 39,800 barrels a day (b/d).

Harouge Oil Operations is responsible for the development and production from existing fields, including Amal, Ghani, Al-Jufra, Tibisti and El-Naga. In addition to Harouge, Suncor also has significant acreage in Libya through exploration and production sharing agreements signed by Petrochina in 2008, which it merged with in 2009.

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