Offshore Qatar Operator Hires Japan Drilling Jack-up

Offshore Qatar Operator Hires Japan Drilling Jack-up
The rig will operate in the Al Shaheen oil field.

North Oil Co. has awarded Japan Drilling (Netherlands) B.V. a contract to secure the Hakuryu-10 jack-up rig, Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC) reported Wednesday.

The rig will operate in the Al Shaheen oil field offshore Qatar, JDC noted in a written statement. The firm added the drilling contract includes a firm three-year duration plus two one-year options.

JDC stated that it expects the contract to commence in the second quarter of 2022.

Hakuryu-10 can operate in up to 375 feet (114 meters) of water and drill to 30,000 feet (9,144 meters), according to JDC’s website.

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