Drilling firm awarded extension on contract
A NORTH-EAST oil and gas company has announced that it has been granted an extension on a major Norwegian contract.
The extension, which is for its operation KCA Deutag Drilling Norge AS, is on the Ringhorne platform in the Norwegian North Sea and will allow for vital maintenance work to be done.
An initial term of four years has been granted to the company with the option to extend by two further periods of two years each.
Rune Lorentzen, president of offshore for the company, said: “KCA Deutag is delighted to have been awarded this contract extension.
“We have been the drilling contractor on the Ringhorne platform since it was first commissioned back in 2002, and we are pleased that the quality of our performance has once again been recognised.”
KCA Deutag is currently responsible for the management of drilling and maintenance operations on 32 platforms. Earlier this month the firm was awarded a new drilling contract on five platforms.
delighted: President Rune Lorentzen.