Shell extends North Sea drilling support contract

Shell UK has contracted Archer to continue providing drilling, maintenance, and engineering services on the Nelson platform and the four Brent platforms, all in the UK North Sea.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Shell UK has contracted Archer to continue providing drilling, maintenance, and engineering services on the Nelson platform and the four Brent platforms, all in the UK North Sea.

Archer has been performing this role on the facilities since 2004. Its current contract was due to expire in 2012, but has now been extended by one year.

Currently, the company has more than 180 drilling, maintenance, and engineering personnel on the platforms, providing both contracted oilfield services and operational support. It plans to bring in at least 40 more to assist Brent field operations during 2012.

10/27/2011

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