Expected start-up for the drilling is March 2012. The drilling period is estimated to 130 days, including testing of the well.
The semi-submersible drilling rig Songa Delta is owned by Songa Offshore and operated by Odfjell Drilling.
Songa Delta is a third-generation mobile drilling facility of the type Ocean Ranger, completed at Rauma Repola in Finland in 1981. The facility has been modified several times and is registered in Norway with Det norske Veritas (DNV) as classification society.
Songa Delta was granted an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in June 2009.