Astra resuming service off Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil has agreed a six-month hire of the jackup Astra with BKE shelf for use in the Cheleken Contract Area in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

Offshore staff

ASHKABAD, Turkmenistan -- Dragon Oil has agreed a six-month hire of the jackup Astrawith BKE shelf for use in the Cheleken Contract Area in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

The rig, which has worked for Dragon previously in this region, will drill at least two wells during this period, due to start in November.

Dragon’s CEO Abdul Jaleel al Khalifa said the group was looking to contract more rigs on favorable terms to assist its ongoing program of field rehabilitation.

06/18/2009

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