Five Greka Drilling Rigs Arrive in India

Unconventional oil and gas driller Greka Drilling reported Tuesday that five of its GD75 rigs that will be used to drill 100 wells in Durgapur, India, for Essar Oil have arrived in the country.

Greka said that five GD75 rigs mobilized from its existing fleet have arrived on schedule at the East Coast Haldia Port at Calcutta. The firm said that preparations are now in progress to bring the rigs to Durgapur this month, with the first wells expected to spud in September. The drilling campaign is expected to last approximately 12 months.

Greka added that an extensive theory training program for new workers was completed at the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies at Dehradun in north India in July and that these workers will now undertake practical training at Durgapur. These local teams will be complemented and led by Greka Drilling personnel to ensure successful execution of the drilling campaign, the firm said.

Greka Chairman Randeep S. Grewal commented in a company statement:

"Following the announcement of this important contract win with Essar Oil, we are delighted to announce that the rigs are now in country and that the training of the crews is nearing completion allowing us to start drilling in line with the customer's timing schedule."



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