JDC Secures Drilling Contract in Vietnam

Japan Drilling Co Ltd (JDC), the provider of offshore drilling contract services to oil and gas companies worldwide, has signed a drilling contract for its Hakuryu-11 jack-up rig with an unnamed client in Vietnam.

According to an annoucement from the offshore drilling services company, the rig would be drilling subcontracted to PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Corporation who has secured the drilling contract from the unnamed operator.

The contract, which is scheduled to commence in October 2019, is for five firm wells with an additional one-well option. Estimated duration of the five wells is around 300 days.

The operator will have an option to extend for one more well, which should take another 60 days. The rig will be operating offshore Vung Tau, Vietnam.

The Hakuryu-11 rig is of the KFELS Super B Class and is a 3-leg self-elevating cantilever type drilling rig. It has a maximum operating water depth of 425 feet and a maximum drilling depth of 35,000 feet.

The Hakuryu-11 was constructed by Keppel FELS Limited, Singapore, in May 2013.

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