KCA Deutag wins land newbuild contract for Brunei Shell

Posted on 23 June 2014

Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) has awarded a contract to KCA Deutag’s land division for the construction and operation of a newbuild land rig in Brunei. Bentec will manufacture the land rig, which will feature a design that aims to improve safety and drilling performance. Drilling is expected to begin in late 2015.

“This new rig for BSP is very high profile within Brunei, allowing exploration and development of deeper horizons,” said Andy Hendry, President of KCA Deutag’s land division. “Given the desire for best in class drilling efficiency and safety, we are extremely excited to be partnering with BSP on this project and continuing to deliver world-class performance. This is a very significant land drilling contract for KCA Deutag, and I am especially proud of the many employees and functional teams that contributed to its award.” KCA Deutag currently operates one 1,500-hp rig in Brunei, the T-201

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 22 December 2014

    BP and SOCAR to explore shallow water Absheron Peninsula

    BP and SOCAR signed signed a new production sharing agreement (PSA) to jointly explore for and develop potential prospects in the shallow water area around the Absheron Peninsula...

  • 17 December 2014

    Saudi Aramco: Four factors for a sustainable drilling business

    Despite the modest growth in demand and drop in oil prices today, the long-term outlook for industry is healthy. “Our industry will need to add around 40 million bbl per day for new capacity...

  • 16 December 2014

    Ensco development program produces driller in 3 years

    Ensco’s Accelerated Development Program (ADP) takes a “green” individual and, within a three-year period, trains them to become a driller. In response to personnel shortages in various areas, including drilling...

  • 16 December 2014

    Saudi Aramco: ‘Industry cannot afford to lose talent when the economy is down’

    Industry is facing a human resources challenge in two areas: the ageing workforce and the shortage of skills, Mohammed Al Sellemi...

  • 16 December 2014

    Nanotechnology has potential to improve tool performance in extreme environments

    In terms of temperature stability and corrosion, tools have limitations, especially in extremely challenging drilling environments. Jothibasu Ramasamy...

  • Read more news