Petronas hires jack-up rig from UMW Offshore Drilling

Malaysia’s UMW Offshore Drilling is to provide one of its jack-up drilling rigs to Petronas Carigali for up to eight months, commencing October 15. No value for the contract was disclosed.

The rig, UMW NAGA 7, has been contracted for seven firm wells, each of which are estimated to take around one month to drill, plus one further optional well.

UMW NAGA 7 is an independent-leg cantilever jack-up rig, able to drill to depths of 30,000 feet in water depth of up to 375 feet.

Petronas Carigali is involved in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas on behalf of the Petronas group, Malaysia’s state energy company.


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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