Chevron in the market for jack-up unit for drilling campaign in Q2 2019

Chevron is in the market for a jack-up rig to carry out drilling duties in Niger Delta acreage that it operates in a joint venture with state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The US supermajor wants the rig for its drilling campaign starting next year.

In a recent tender, it said; “Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) /Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) Joint Venture, invites interested companies with relevant experience to apply for pre-qualification for the Provision of a Shallow Water Mobile Offshore Jack Up Drilling Unit.”

“The Drilling Unit is to support Company’s shallow water offshore drilling and completion operations. The offshore drilling campaign is expected to commence 2nd Quarter 2019 for a proposed term of two (2) years plus a possible optional term of one (1) year duration,” it added.

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