A couple of pictures of the new drill location and the “completed” concrete cellar would be a start!
Still think the way Helium will be extracted in Tanzania is by pressurizing the fluid containing the gas to the surface. Think Noble has more or less said this with their coal gas description.
Can we safely say that we still have a Full compliment of Crew on Site, as surely we would have had leaks in regard to state of play at Itumbula setup if people had been let go until after New Year ?
As regards the rig up and progress of Roughneck and Hydraulic Repairs, I think they are ready to go other than arrival of the new Roughneck, which if imminent, the will fit in next couple of days and crack on with Spud, or if it is not available in the next week, they may go to Spud with reduced capability of the existing one, on a slower drill. They would announce the new one with great fanfare once tested, in an upbeat RNS, or just quietly proceed with the botched up existing one without news, basically describing the start as testing the equipment!
Will know all by Friday at latest 🐎 or 🐌
They don’t want to post pictures of the rig carrier off the road in the swollen river, half way to Itumbula, and the crew up to their knees in a waterlogged and muddy drill pad with their wellies stuck in the cured concrete meant for the cellar, but dumped in a pile in the field, because the concrete jagger got bogged down. And they haven’t got the umbrellas up yet!
Apples and pears there Coco!
Noble are now not in control of the rig they used, Marriott are!
Marriot will dictate what they want now. Crew packing up and going home, once rig has been warm stacked or prepared for transport home or elsewhere on the continent. Continue drilling and it would be extra big bucks just now!
We own our rig, we have a individually hired crew, and if Lorna says we’re going drilling, then that’s what we will do, as we still have money to do so.
Well Happy, I’ve worked on greenfield sites in the construction industry in the west of Scotland for over 50 years, and believe me, the flood and rainy season is 365 days a year, every year! Things turn into a quagmire, but the rain goes off now and then, the wind blows and dries things up a bit, and on you go again. And we don’t have natures dryer beating down at 24 degrees to help disperse the precipitation.
As long as the pad is not in a hollow, and they have a crane and a good loadall and driver, they’ll be fine if they get the Rig up and the necessary repairs done in the next couple of weeks!
Looks like they have stoned the road and the site as well, which will help.
Biggest issue will be downtime when the thunder and lightning is in progress, but that is not constant, and manageable!
Sort of trial pre Christmas meal out with friends we go travelling with!
Seafood Platter to start
24 Day cured Aberdeen Angus Fillet with baby tomatoes, baby onion rings, patties roasted in goose fat, asparagus, and a good dollop of homemade English mustard (very nippy) but excellent companion for the beef
Miss out on the dessert
Cheese board and Orkney oatcakes, and a nice glass or 2 of Grahams finest Tawny Port.
Oh and a few bottles of Innis & Gunn Carribean Rum Cask Scottish Red Beer!