Ready to get back to business in Bass Strait

Family day to celebrate the refurbishment of Rig 22

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Ready to get back to business in Bass Strait
A sausage sizzle under the sunny skies in Sale was the perfect way to celebrate the completed refurbishment of Rig 22.

After coming out of a 10-year hiatus, the refurbishment means Rig 22 is now ready to head back out to Bass Strait and will be mobilised to the Kingfish B platform in June.

“Rig 22 rig was refurbished to support our ongoing platform well abandonment campaign,” said Decommissioning Asset Manager, Simon Kemp.

“The rig has gone through a full recommissioning, including structural inspections and painting of existing components and fabrication of a new pipe deck.

“When Rig 22 arrives at Kingfish B it means we will have two rigs working on our plug and abandonment campaign as part of our extensive decommissioning efforts in Bass Strait,” said Simon.

“This rig will enable a range of efficiency improvements, building on learnings from the recent Mackerel plug and abandonment campaign.”

The Australian Wells team recently joined Superior Energy, who own and operate the rig, for a family day to mark completion of the rig’s refurbishment.

“The family day was a great opportunity to show our kids and partners some of the massive equipment we work with every day, and we all had fun enjoying a BBQ lunch while exploring the pipe deck and rig floor,” said Simon.
A sausage sizzle under the sunny skies in Sale was the perfect way to celebrate the completed refurbishment of Rig 22 which will soon head out to Bass Strait to support Esso’s extensive decommissioning campaign.