Jack-Up Rig Salvage Off Angola Could Take Upwards of 10 Months

By Oleg Vukmanovic MILANĀ (Reuters) - Salvage work to remove a capsized rig lying in shallow waters offshore from Angola's new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant should be completed by March 2015, the company in charge of the operation said. The three-legged Perro Negro 6 drilling rig overturned last summer as it was being positioned to bore a tunnel for a gas … [Read more...]

Capsized Rig Blocks Gas Production Offshore Angola

By Oleg Vukmanovic LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Angola's liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant is to ship its fourth ever cargo early next week prior to a 53-day maintenance shutdown that is now set to begin on Sept. 29, a senior source at the plant said. "The next shipment is due to take place early next week, either Monday or Tuesday," the source said, who added that … [Read more...]

Perro Negro 6 Incident: Saipem Jack-Up Sinks Offshore Angola, One Missing

Saipem S.p.A. reported Tuesday that its jack-up drilling rig, the Perro Negro 6, capsized and sank offshore Angola after the seabed beneath one of its three legs collapsed. The incident occurred Monday night during rig positioning on location near the mouth of the Congo River, between the coasts of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Saipem said in a statement. The … [Read more...]