KCA Deutag gains four more years on Sakhalin drilling contract

KCA Deutag, a drilling and engineering contractor, has been awarded a contract extension by Sakhalin Energy for platform drilling services on its three platforms offshore Sakhalin Island in Russia.  

According to KCA Deutag’s statement from Monday, the four-year contract extension is effective from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2021.

The contract also covers the provision of a full supply chain service including drilling and rig maintenance on the Lunskoye-A, Piltun-Astokhskoye-B and Molikpaq platforms, warehousing, management of spare parts and procurement.

KCA Deutag employs approximately 300 employees in Sakhalin, around 80% of whom are Russian nationals. The group’s offshore operations are supported by an onshore operation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and a supply base in Kholmsk where its logistics hub and drill pipe management facilities are located. The group has been contracted with Sakhalin Energy since 2003.

Terje Løvereide, KCA Deutag Country Manager in Sakhalin said, “This is great news for the company and the operation locally. It has been achieved thanks to the dedicated efforts of a highly professional team delivering quality performance both on and offshore.”

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