Two new contracts have been secured in Norway with two major operators for the semi-submersible Deepsea Yantai, which Odfjell Drilling manages for CIMC.

Both contracts are on behalf of CIMC Offshore. The first is with OMV to drill one firm well called Eirik in Block PL 817 in the North Sea, plus one optional well in 2023 or 2024.

The firm well is estimated to take 60 days and will begin in the first quarter of 2023.