North Oil Company Books JDC Jack-Up Rig for Al-Shaheen Operations

OE Staff
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC) has secured an offshore drilling contract with North Oil Company in Qatar.

JDC will provide its jack-up drilling rig Hakuryu-10 over a three-year contract at Qatar's giant offshore oil field Al-Shaheen.

North Oil Company, the operator of the Al-Shaheen, will have two one-year options to extend.

The contract is expected to start in the second quarter of 2022.

The Al-Shaheen oil field is Qatar’s largest and has a water depth of 60 meters with facilities consisting of 33 platforms and more than 300+ wells.

North Oil Company, the operator, is a joint venture between Total and Qatar Petroleum, which took over the operatorship over the field back in mid-2017 from Maersk Oil, which had operated the field since 1992. In early 2018, Total (as of recently TotalEnergies) acquired Maersk Oil, too.

Categories: Drilling Industry News Activity Energy Middle East Rigs

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