Originally posted Nov 27, 2020 5:38 a.m.
Florida’s waters may be safe from offshore drilling, but the Bahamas plans to start looking for oil in less than a month from an exploration well just 150 miles off the coast of the Sunshine State.
The Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) said in a regulatory filing last week that it had hired the UK-registered Stena IceMAX drillship to begin work on the Perseverance # 1 oil well in the southern Bahamas. The ship, currently anchored in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, is expected to arrive in the Bahamas on or around December 15, the company said.
“BPC anticipates that it will take 4 to 5 days from this start date for the rig to be provisioned, loaded, and then transferred to the drilling location for drilling the well,” the filing said.
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