Noble Updates Status of Noble Charlie Yester Offshore India
Noble Corporation reports that the Noble Charlie Yester, a Marathon LeTourneau Class 116-C 300' independent cantilever jackup rig contracted by India's state owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in the Bombay High field, located approximately 100 miles off the west coast of India, was involved in a fire that began on ONGC's BHN offshore platform. The fire originated approximately 1,000 feet from the rig.
Due to monsoon conditions in the area and a ten hour time difference, information is incomplete and damage to the rig is unknown at this time. Of the Noble employees assigned to the Noble Charlie Yester, two are currently unaccounted for and search and rescue efforts are ongoing.
Earlier today India's Minister of Oil reported the fire on the ONGC
platform, indicating that the platform had been completely destroyed.
Operates 38 Offshore Rigs
Manages 8 Offshore Rigs
- Venezuela's PDVSA To Tap Oil Customers To Pay $449MM To ONGC (Nov 15)
- Sources: India ONGC Strikes 'Good' Offshore Oil, Gas Find (Sep 20)
- India To Acquire Seismic Data Of 48,000 Line kms To Boost Oil, Gas Output (Sep 12)
Company: Noble Corporation more info
Manages 28 Offshore Rigs
- Sembcorp Marine Delivers World's Largest Jackup Noble Lloyd Noble (Jul 18)
- Oil Industry Maintains Country Club Culture During Downturn (May 23)
- Freeport to Pay Noble $540 Million to Not Use 2 Oil Rigs (May 10)