Offshore drilling firm Shelf Drilling has secured a two-well contract extension for the Shelf Drilling Fortress jack-up rig. The rig is on a contract with China's CNOOC, operating in the UK North Sea, at the Golden Eagle offshore oil field. Owned by Shelf Drilling North Sea, a subsidiary of Shelf Drilling, the Shelf Drilling Fortress drilling rig was previously known as Noble Sam Hartley. In October 2022, Shelf Drilling bought five jack-up drilling rigs Noble Hans Deul, Noble Sam Hartley, Noble Sam Turner, Noble Houston Colbert, and Noble Lloyd Noble, from Noble Corporation for $375 million. Noble Corporation had to sell the five rigs to alleviate competition concerns in the UK in relation to its merger with Maersk Drilling.
Source: The North Africa Journal October 02, 2023 10:38 UTC