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Japan Drilling secures new jackup contract in Qatar

Tokyo-based offshore driller Japan Drilling Company (JDC) has been awarded a three-year firm contract by North Oil Company for its 2008-built jackup rig Hakuryu-10 operating in Qatar at the Al-Shaheen oil field.

The contract, secured through its subsidiary, Japan Drilling Netherlands, includes two one-year options and is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2022.

The rig is currently working for North Oil Company on a one-year extension contract that began in February of this year. Financial details of the new contract have not been disclosed.

JDC operates five jackups, one semisub and one drillship.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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