Ensco Announces Shared Drilling Contract; CEO Dan Rabun Comments


Photo: Dan Rabun, Ensco

Ensco recently announced it has entered a shared drilling contract for ENSCO 8505 with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Apache Drilling LLC, and Noble Energy Inc. The two-year contract will involve delivery of ENSCO 8505 from the Keppel FELS Limited Shipyard and Singapore.

“We are very pleased that Anadarko and Noble have chosen to contract a second ENSCO 8500 Series rig for their drilling programs,” said Dan Rabun, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ensco. “Apache has been a long-term customer of our jackup fleet and we welcome the opportunity to expand our relationship with them in the ultra-deepwater market.”

The design of the ENSCO 8500 Series was developed with input from customers to address the drilling requirements for virtually every deepwater field around the world. The design also streamlines construction, operations, inventory management, training, regulatory compliance, repairs and maintenance.

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