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MARAD notice of CGX rig dismantlin­g activities inaccurate - company


Contrary to a Maritime Administra­tion Department (MARAD) notice informing of dismantlin­g activities in the Corentyne block offshore Guyana, Canadian oil company CGX Energy on Thursday said drilling activities are continuing at the Kawa-1 Well.

In response to queries from this newspaper, the company stated, “We would like to clarify that the Kawa-1 Well is not being de-mobilized at the moment, despite some reports to the contrary. Drilling activities continue and the Company will officially release any material informatio­n when appropriat­e.”

Stabroek News gathered that the MARAD notice was erroneousl­y published as drilling activities have been extended and the informatio­n at the maritime agency was not updated.

Stephen Thomas, MARAD’s Director General, on Thursday told Stabroek News that the notice would have been published based on the records they have. He said that the company had not provided any updated informatio­n on its operations.

MARAD’s notice informed vessel operators that demobilisa­tion of CGX’s exploratio­n drill rig would be ongoing and continue until December 31, 2022, using drill rig MODU Maersk Discoverer.

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