Leiv Eiriksson to Receive Upgrades

Ocean Rig announces that the drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson arrived in Las Palmas on October 16.

The rig will undergo upgrades before transit to the North Sea, where it will commence exploration drilling in the Irish, Norwegian and UK sector, under a two-year contract with Shell.

Ocean Rig owns and operates two of the world's largest and most modern drilling rigs, built for ultra-deepwaters and extreme weather conditions. Eirik Raude is currently operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico while Leiv Eiriksson is undergoing upgrades in Las Palmas.

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