Shelf Drilling clinches three-year jackup deal with ONGC

Dubai-headquartered jackup rig operator Shelf Drilling has won a contract from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for the C.E. Thornton rig.

The jackup, built in 1974, will begin operations in the Mumbai High, off the coast of India, in the second quarter of 2023. The rig is currently employed by the same operator until December 2022, according to Shelf’s fleet status report.

Financial details have not been disclosed by the Oslo-listed contractor, which has 30 jackup rigs in its fleet.

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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