Report: Shelf Drilling jack-up rig wins work in West Africa

Offshore driller Shelf Drilling has found work for one of its West Africa-based jack-up drilling rigs.

According to information provided VesselsValue (VV), an unnamed Nigerian charterer has hired Shelf Drilling’s Adriatic I jack-up rig for an undisclosed dayrate.

VV further revealed that the Marathon LeTourneau 116-C design rig, currently located offshore Nigeria, was contracted on Monday, September 18.

The three-month contract for the jack-up rig will begin on October 1 and end on December 31.

Latest AIS data from last Thursday, September 14, places the rig in the Gulf of Guinea, several kilometers off the Nigerian coast.

The 1981-built rig was significantly upgraded in 2014. It has a maximum drilling depth of 25,000 feet in a maximum water depth of 350 feet. Also, the Adriatic I can accommodate 120 people.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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