Shelf Drilling secures $17 million contract in UK North Sea

World Oil Staff August 02, 2023

(WO) – Shelf Drilling, Ltd. has secured a contract for the Shelf Drilling Fortress jack-up rig with CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited for operations at the Golden Eagle platform in the UK Central North Sea. The firm term of the contract is two wells, approximating to between four and five months. The contract value for the firm period is approximately $17 million.

Golden Eagle Platform

The contract also includes options for additional wells with a total estimated duration of 13 months. The planned start-up of operations is September 2023.  

Shelf Drilling is an international shallow water offshore drilling contractor with rig operations across Middle East, Southeast Asia, India, West Africa, Mediterranean and North Sea. Shelf Drilling was founded in 2012 and has established itself as a leader within its industry through its fit-for-purpose strategy and close working relationship with industry leading clients.

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