UK independent Ithaca Energy has secured an offshore drilling rig for a one-well commitment in the UK North Sea, where it recently participated in a successful exploration well.

The company has contracted the semi-submersible Stena Spey, which has been warm stacked since last August, according to its owner Stena Drilling.

Operations with the Stena Spey are due to begin between 1 June and 1 September 2023.