offshore-rigs

Wison Offshore & Marine, the upstream oil and gas division of the Wison Group, has secured a contract from China Oilfield Services (COSL) to construct a new 3,000hp modular drilling rig.

The rig, which will be installed on the Tsimin-C drilling and production platform in the Mexican Bay of Campeche, will be used on a platform in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico that is operated by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).

As part of the contract, Wison will provide project management, procurement, production engineering, fabrication, load out, offshore installation and commissioning support for the installation of the rig.

Wison will fabricate the approximately 2,500t rig at its Nantong facility in China and is expected to deliver it in the second quarter of 2014.

The drilling facility is based on a self-nstalling design that consists of 97 smaller units, which require significant integration work to strict tolerances during module construction.

"Wison will provide project management, procurement, production engineering, fabrication, load out, offshore installation and commissioning support for the installation of the rig."

Wison Offshore & Marine executive vice president, L. Dwayne Breaux, said: "Wison has established a strong track record in delivering drilling modules for COSL and we are extremely pleased to expand this relationship and provide more high-quality facilities for PEMEX."

In 2010, Wison delivered two modular platform rigs to COSL for operation on China National Offshore Oil (CNOOC) facilities offshore China.

In 2007, Wison provided four platform rigs for COSL that are currently operating in offshore Mexico.

Wison executes engineering and design activities out of its headquarters in Shanghai, China, as well as in Houston, Texas, and performs fabrication of facilities from its two Chinese yards in Nantong and Zhoushan.

The company, however, has not disclosed the financial terms of the latest contract.


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