Cairn India seeks drilling contractors for projects in offshore India

Cairn India seeks drilling contractors for projects in offshore India

Cairn India is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from contractors to provide jack-up drilling rigs and other services to its oilfields in offshore India.

The EOIs have been requested for work at Cairn’s CB-OS/2 oilfied in the Gulf of Khambhat, northwest India; and at the RAVVA, KG-OSN-2009/3 and PR-OSN-2004/1 fields, off the country’s east coast. Drilling in these blocks is scheduled for 2016 and 2017.

Cairn seeks an independent leg jack-up drilling unit with up to 20,000-foot drilling capacity for the CB-OS/2 block.

For RAVVA, the company is looking for mat-supported drilling units, able to drill in water depths of up to 250 feet.

The same units are required for the KG-OSN-2009/3 and PR-OSN-2004/1 fields, or alternatively independent leg jack-up drilling unit able to drill at the same water depth.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.

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