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Shelf Drilling secures jackup deal with ONGC

Dubai-based offshore driller Shelf Drilling has been awarded a three-year contract by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for the 1978-built jackup rig Ron Tappmeyer in India.

The rig is currently under contract with ONGC with a scheduled completion date in the second quarter of 2022. According to VesselsValue, ONGC is currently paying $27,000 per day for the rig. Day rates for the new contract have not been disclosed.

Shelf Drilling said the planned start-up of operations under the new contract has been set for the fourth quarter of 2022. In September, ONGC also booked the 1983-built Parameswara, with operations set to commence in the first quarter of 2022.

The company owns a fleet of 30 jackup rigs.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a backgroud 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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