Finally, Anadarko snares drillship

ANADARKO has a three-year contract on a deepwater drillship being built in South Korea. The vessel's first assignment will be drilling up to three exploration wells in the offshore Taranaki and Canterbury basins during the 2013-14 summer.

Anadarko New Zealand public affairs manager Alan Seay confirmed the contract to Energy News, saying the drillship Noble Bob Douglas was expected in New Zealand waters during the fourth quarter of