Shelf Drilling lands three-year rig job in India

Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has received a three-year contract for one of its jack-up drilling rigs with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in India.

J.T. Angel jack-up rig; Source: Shelf Drilling
J.T. Angel jack-up rig - Shelf Drilling
J.T. Angel jack-up rig; Source: Shelf Drilling

Shelf Drilling said on Friday that the three-year contract had been awarded to the J.T. Angel jack-up rig for operations in the Mumbai High, offshore India.

The planned start-up of operations is in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Shelf Drilling has not provided any further details about the rig’s new contract, including the day rate.

According to its fleet status report from March 2021, the rig has been under contract with ONGC from March 2018 until March 2021.

The 300-foot jack-up rig J.T. Angel is of a Friede & Goldman L-780 Model II design built in 1982.