Ocean Rig UDW announced that it has signed a new drilling contract with Tullow Namibia, for a one-well drilling program plus options for drilling offshore West Africa.
The contract is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2018 and to be performed by the Ocean Rig Poseidon.
Pankaj Khanna, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said: “We are pleased to announce additional work for the Ocean Rig Poseidon. The rig is currently transiting to Walvis Bay, where it will remain in ‘ready-to-drill’ state and continue to be actively marketed for employment.”
Ocean Rig is an international offshore drilling contractor providing oilfield services for offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production drilling, and specializing in the ultra-deepwater and harsh-environment segment of the offshore drilling industry.