Tanzania Oil: US firm Paragon hires marine services in the Songo Songo drilling project.

Lundin-gets-green-light-for-Barents-Sea-well-drillingUnited States based  Paragon Offshore firm contracted Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) to provide marine and logistic services for a new drilling campaign off the Songo Songo Islands, Tanzania.

The Songo Songo project is the first new commercial drilling operation in Tanzania in a number of years. Paragon Offshore has been contracted by Tanzania’s first natural gas producer, PanAfrican Energy on a nine-month campaign.

“We are delighted by our first appointment by Paragon Offshore in East Africa,” said TS Mahesh, General Manager, ISS Tanzania.

“The opportunity to support this drilling campaign takes ISS to the next level in the oil and gas support service sector in Tanzania and boosts our future growth plans.”

The services ISS is providing for Paragon Offshore include full husbandry, crew logistics, visa assistance as well as arranging marine and air charters.

Paragon Offshore, a leading provider of standard specification offshore drilling services, is deploying jack-up rig M826, which was delivered to the field on board semi-submersible vessel, OHT Falcon, to be floated off and pinned to the drilling location.

M826 is expected to clear actively producing wells to enhance output and drill several new wells in the same field.

Credit: Oil and gas Technology

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