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Shelf Drilling secures series of new contracts

UAE-based jackup rig operator Shelf Drilling has recently secured a series of new contracts for its drilling rigs, according to the company’s latest fleet status report.

Rig 141 secured a contract extension for a firm period of 165 days plus two three-month options with Gempetco for operation in Egypt until May 2020.

Parameswara was awarded a two-well contract with HOEC in India starting in December. The project is expected to last for two months.

Additionally, Baltic was awarded a short-term contract with Total for operations in Nigeria. The contract commenced in October.

Shelf Drilling currently operates a fleet of 37 jackup rigs.

Jason Jiang

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