Offshore drilling contractor Northern Offshore has received a firm letter of award for the currently stacked jack-up drilling unit Energy Emerger for work offshore Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
The term of the award is for four years, Northern Offshore said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Energy Emerger is a GustoMSC CJ46-X100-D jack-up that was delivered to Northern Offshore in December 2017 and is currently warm stacked at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard in Shanghai, China.
The rig will drill high-pressure and high-temperature wells and is expected to start operations during the first quarter of 2020, the rig owner said.
Chairman and CEO, Dr. Yuanhui Sun, stated: “We are very pleased to have added an additional rig into the Middle East region with a long-term contract for the Energy Emerger. We are also pleased to have earned the trust of our new customer in the Arabian Gulf and look forward to creating a long-term and mutually-beneficial relationship with them.”
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