RigNet renews communications contract with ENSCO

Houston-based RigNet Inc. says it has renewed its contract with ENSCO Offshore Co. to provide voice and high-speed data services to the drilling contractor's fleet-wide operations in the GoM.

Offshore staff

(US, GoM) - Houston-based RigNet Inc., a privately held provider of managed communication services to the oil and gas industry, says it has renewed its contract with ENSCO Offshore Co. to provide voice and high-speed data services to the drilling contractor's fleet-wide operations in the GoM.

With this renewal, RigNet will now be the sole communications provider for ENSCO's GoM fleet, replacing Caprock Communications who had provided satellite communications.

As part of the agreement with ENSCO, the RigNet communications solution will continue to be available on each of the company's 19 rigs operating in the Gulf.

This product provides operators with plug-and-play capabilities for communication between offshore and land-based operations, according to RigNet. Data transfer is performed in a flexible and secure environment with on-demand capabilities that do not require additional customer investment.

"Reliable voice and data transfer is critical to meeting our operational needs offshore," said Rob Jeter, manager of voice and data communications for ENSCO. "We prefer to standardize with RigNet because of their proven track record with ENSCO in other parts of the world. RigNet has impressed us with their high quality solution and professional level of service."

02/10/06

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