Indian drilling contractor Aban Offshore has sold another rig from its fleet to a customer in the Middle East.

The latest disposal is the jack-up rig Deep Driller 8, owned by Aban’s subsidiary Deep Drilling 8, for around $28 million to Abu Dhabi’s Adnoc Drilling Company.

Deep Driller 8 contributed $3.395 million — or 4.42% — to Aban’s consolidated turnover in the 2021-2022 financial year.

The expected completion date of the rig’s sale to Adnoc Drilling is 31 July.