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Friday 21 July 2017

Providence Resources confirm drilling-ship en-route to its site off the west coast of Ireland

The deep-water drilling-ship, Stena “IceMAX” is en-route to the JV Partners site off the west coast of Ireland Photo: Providence Resources/PA Wire
The deep-water drilling-ship, Stena “IceMAX” is en-route to the JV Partners site off the west coast of Ireland Photo: Providence Resources/PA Wire

Ellie Donnelly

Providence Resources and its partners, collectively know as JV Partners, has confirmed that the deep-water drilling-ship, Stena “IceMAX” is en-route to its site off the west coast of Ireland.

The news comes after the after the exploration company had its drilling licence for the southern Porcupine Basin site extended to 2025.

It is expected that the ship will arrive at the site by 3 July 2017.

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The company said that a further operational update would be provided once the actual drilling operations have commenced, which it said is subject to final Ministerial consent from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

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