KOC, Halliburton Sign Offshore Contract

Laxman Pai
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has signed a KD-181-million ($597 million) contract for offshore drilling with US field services major Halliburton.

The integrated offshore drilling services contract is for six high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) exploration wells on two jack-up rigs in the Arabian Gulf, said a press release.

Through Halliburton Project Management, the company will provide and manage drilling, fluids, wireline and perforating, well testing, coring, cementing, coiled tubing, and all offshore logistical services. Additionally, Halliburton will provide the offshore rigs and supply vessels for the project.

The contract includes a three-year term with a six-month extension option. Work will begin in mid-2020. The expected start date for the first rig is July 2020 and the second rig is January 2021.

“As part of KOC’s plan to increase production capacity by charting new territory in Kuwait’s offshore reserves, our Company is pleased to announce that we will be working on this ambitious project alongside one of our closest business partners, Halliburton, who will be assisting us through the provision of their many years of experience in the field of offshore exploration and production,” said KOC CEO Emad Mahmoud Sultan.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with KOC and implement our integrated services and innovative technologies to accelerate offshore development, reduce drilling and completions costs and increase recovery,” said Halliburton Eastern Hemisphere President Joe Rainey.

Categories: Middle East Offshore Energy Drilling Rig Wells

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