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Indian jack-up rig off to Malaysia

11th October 2012

Aban Offshore hashes USD 152.75m contract with Petronas to deploy jack-up rig for 3 years

Indian jack-up rig off to Malaysia
The three year firm contract will see the rig deployed off Malaysia

India’s largest offshore drilling contractor will supply Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas with one of its fleet’s jack-up rigs, it was announced on Wednesday.

India-based Aban Offshore has been awarded a USD 152.75m contract from Petronas for the deployment of Deep Driller 3, a KFels Super B Class type jack-up rig for a period of 36 months, the company said in a press release.

The three year firm contract will see the rig deployed off Malaysia.

Deep Driller 3 is capable of operating in water depths of up to 350 feet and drilling to a total depth of 35,000 feet. It has a hull length overall of 246 feet and hull breadth overall of 218 feet.

Its power generation equipment boasts 5 x Warsila Model 6L26A2 engines and its top drive is set with a National Oilwell Varco Model HPS-1000-2E-AC-KT, 2000 kip.


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