Noble selects PaxOcean’s rig for drilling contract in Middle East


PaxOcean’s rig, a GustoMSC CJ46-100XD jackup, is selected by Noble Corporation for their contract in Middle East.  Ease of re-activation and the difference in quality are some of the reasons that PaxOcean’s rig is selected, as compared to those available rigs of similar specifications in other shipyards within the region.

It is known that the rig needs to be on site in the Middle East region for the three years drilling contract by early 2019.

Built at PaxOcean Graha shipyard in Batam, Indonesia, the newbuild jackup is designed to operate in water depths of up to 375 feet and drill to 30,000 feet deep. A modern drilling control system and versatile 70 ft. x 40 ft. envelope cantilever skidding system equipped with two blow out preventers contribute to the rig's enhanced drilling capabilities.

This high specification and high performance unit, to be named the Noble Johnny Whitstine will strengthen Noble’s competitive position in the market.

About Noble Corporation plc

Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. The Company owns and operates one of the most modern, versatile and technically advanced fleets in the offshore drilling industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling services with a fleet of 25 offshore drilling units, consisting of 12 drillships and semisubmersibles and 13 jackups, focused largely on ultra-deepwater and high-specification jackup drilling opportunities in both established and emerging regions worldwide.

About PaxOcean

A subsidiary of Kuok Singapore Limited, PaxOcean owns and operates 6 shipyards located in Singapore, China and Indonesia. First established in 2007 in Singapore, PaxOcean offers a wide range of services covering offshore engineering, rig building, ship and rig repair, maintenance and conversion.

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