Turkmenistan receives drilling rig repaired in Azerbaijan

Oil&Gas Materials 4 July 2016 21:04 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 4

By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:

Prime Exerter floating drilling rig, which was repaired at the Caspian Shipyard Company in Baku, was returned to Turkmenistan, a source in Azerbaijan’s oil and gas market told Trend July 4.

The source said the platform, after the repair, was tested in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea.

“Prime Exerter was successfully tested and it was decided that the rig was ready to operate. The rig was sent to Turkmenistan,” the source noted.

Prime Exerter, built in France in 1981, is owned by Singapore’s Ezion Holdings.

The platform was contracted by Petronas for drilling in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea. It is capable of operating in the water depth of no more than 100 meters, while the maximum drilling depth is 7,600 meters.


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