Northern Offshore wins contract for Energy Embracer jack up rig in Qatar
Offshore drilling contractor Northern Offshore has bagged a contract from Qatar Petroleum for its GustoMSC CJ46 jack-up unit – Energy Embracer.
Delivered from the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard in China in December 2018 to Northern Offshore, the Energy Embracer jack up rig has since been warm stacked, going through maintenance and inspections from the shipyard and OEM representatives.
The drilling rig is likely to begin work in Qatari waters in April 2020 for a period of two years plus options.
Dr. Yuanhui Sun – Northern Offshore Chairman and CEO said: “We are very pleased to have contracted another high specification newbuild jack-up into the Middle East region. The contract for the Energy Embracer represents our third multi-year contract with Qatar Petroleum for work in the North Field offshore Qatar.
“This contract award is a significant milestone in the history of Northern Offshore as it successfully positions our fourth drilling unit into the market. These contracts provide Northern Offshore with fourteen rig-years of contract backlog and enable the company to further expand our fleet with additional newbuild jack-up rigs.”