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SONANGOL QUENGUELA DRILLSHIP DETAINED
 IN MALAYSIA

Sonangol E.P. reports that it has been informed that the Sonangol Quenguela drillship has been detained by the Malaysian ,...
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SONANGOL QUENGUELA DRILLSHIP DETAINEDD
IN MALAYSIA 
 

Sonangol E.P. reports that it has been informed that the Sonangol Quenguela drillship has been detained by the Malaysian authorities for unauthorized mooring in the territorial waters of that Asian country.

The National Oil Company has begun an investigation to ascertain the truth of the facts and is expecting for a communication from the Maritime Enforcement Agency or the Malaysian authorities.
 
It clarifies, however, that the Sonangol Quenguela drillship is operated by Sonadrill, a joint venture between the Angolan oil company and Seadrill, which is being managed by Seadrill and that currently is in the mobilization phase, from the Okpo shipyard, South Korea, until its entry into Angolan territorial waters, gathering all the registration and operational documentation required for this type of vessel with a qualified crew in accordance with the international standards.
 
Sonangol Board of Directors informs that as soon as it has more significant data, a statement will be made.

 

Sonangol E.P. Communication and Image Directorate Luanda, October 17, 2019

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