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Prosafe rig receives new contract in Mexico

19th November 2013

Mexican offshore service provider contracts Prosafe's Jasminia for another two years to explore country’s offshore resources

Prosafe rig receives new contract in Mexico
Jasminia is currently operating at the Cantarell field in the Gulf of Mexico

Prosafe, a global owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels, on Monday announced it has received a new 2-year contract for its offshore rig Jasminia to conduct drilling operations in Mexico.

 

The contract, valued at USD 32.7m, was awarded by Mexico’s Cotemar group and runs from November this year until December 2015. Cotemar group is known for providing the country’s state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) with services related to the development of offshore oil fields using specialized vessels.

 

The rig was built in 1982 at the GVA yard in Sweden to a GVA 2000 design and later upgraded in 2002. Jasminia has an eight point wire-mooring system capable of station keeping in harsh environments such as the Gulf of Mexico. The rig also has two 2.4 MW azimuthing thrusters and three 7,070 kW diesel generator sets.

  

Jasminia is currently operating at the Cantarell field in the Gulf of Mexico, the country’s largest oil field to date.