Sonangol awards KCA Deutag US$170 million rig contract

KCA deutagKCA Deutag has been operating in Angola since 2005, where it currently manages three platform drilling rigs. (Image source: KCA Deutag)International drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has won a US$170mn contract by Sonangol for its Ben Rinnes jack-up rig in Angola

The two-year agreement, which comes with a two-year extension option, will see KCA Deutag’s offshore division provide drilling and completion services, in various offshore locations in Angola, the company said.

Sonangol said that the Ben Rinnes is one of two jack-ups in KCA Deutag’s rig fleet. The rig has been operating in Gabon since January 2013, where it completed a multi-well drilling programme.

Rune Lorentzen, president of offshore division at KCA Deutag, said, “This award is a reflection of the quality and strength of our operations across the globe, and our approach to working with our customers to understand their needs and provide them with drilling solutions for the future.

“Angola is the second largest oil producer in Africa and it continues to be a major hub of activity for KCA Deutag. We have worked hard to build a strong presence within the region and this contract will only serve to enhance our operations even further.”

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