Oslo-listed Shelf Drilling has won a new jack-up rig contract from state-controlled Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for operations in Indian waters.
Shelf said in a statement that “it has received an award for a three-year contract for the Ron Tappmeyer jack-up rig with ONGC.”
The drilling player said the jack-up is “currently under contract with ONGC with a scheduled completion date in Q2 (second quarter) 2022.”
“The planned start-up of operations under the new contract is Q4 (fourth quarter) 2022,” it added.
Shelf has won multiple jack-up rig awards from the Indian giant this year.
In September, the company won a three-year contract for the Parameswara jack-up rig with ONGC.
In May, Shelf won a jack-up contract from ONGC for its jack-up Trident XII for a drilling campaign on its Mumbai High fields offshore India’s west coast.
The company has also secured a three-year contract from ONGC this year for another of its jack-ups, the JT Angel. This charter, which will also see the rig working at the operator’s flagship Mumbai High asset, will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021, the company had said.
ONGC currently deploys more than 30 offshore drilling units, most of which are chartered out by leading rig operators.