ADNOC Contracts Shelf Drilling

December 6, 2018

Compact Driller. Image: Shelf Drilling
Compact Driller. Image: Shelf Drilling

Dubai-headquartered offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has bagged a three-year contract award for the Compact Driller jack-up rig with ADNOC Drilling, a division of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

The contract is awarded for operations in the Arabian Gulf, offshore Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the rig operator said in a press note.

"The contract includes two one-year options. The planned start-up of operations is the first half of 2019," said the statement.

The release quoted David Mullen, Chief Executive Officer, Shelf Drilling, as saying: “We are pleased to see the Compact Driller receive this award from ADNOC Drilling. Through this award, we capitalize on the years of mutual success with ADNOC Drilling, and further strengthen our leading presence in the Middle East. We are committed to continuing to provide our best-in-class safe and efficient operations with the Compact Driller to ADNOC Drilling.”

Shelf Drilling is a international shallow water offshore drilling contractor with rig operations across Middle East, Southeast Asia, India, West Africa and the Mediterranean.

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