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.

“Stena Drilling are delighted to secure work with Ithaca Energy and look forward to completing a safe and efficient campaign,” said the Aberdeen-based rig owner.