Petrobel Contracts Shelf Rig

UAE-headquartered offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has received a contract award for one of its jack-up rigs with Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) for operations in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt.

According to a press release from the shallow water offshore drilling contractor,  the Trident 16 jack-up drilling rig had been awarded a one-year contract.

It said that the contract includes mutually agreeable options, and the planned start-up of operations is Q1 2019.

The Trident 16 jack-up rig was built in 1982 by Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering (MODEC) and its last upgrade was in 2012. The rig is of a Modec 300 C-38 design.

Petrobel is a joint venture of Eni S.p.A. and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC).

Shelf Drilling has rig operations across Middle East, Southeast Asia, India, West Africa and the Mediterranean.

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