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Shelf Drilling awarded long-term jackup rig contract

Dubai-based rig owner Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year contract for its jackup rig Shelf Drilling Achiever for operations in the Arabian Gulf.

The contract includes a one-year option, and the rig is planned commence operations in the fourth quarter.

Shelf Drilling Achiever, formerly Bestford 5, is one of two newbuild jackup rigs the company acquired from China Merchants earlier this year.

Currently the company owns a fleet of 39 jackup drilling rigs.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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