KCA Deutag has been awarded a $170m contract by Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção, S.A., for the provision of the Ben Rinnes jack-up rig in Angola.
The two-year agreement, which comes with a two-year extension option, will see KCA Deutag’s offshore division provide drilling and completion services, in various offshore locations in Angola. The contract will employ around one hundred people, the majority of whom will be Angolan nationals.
The Ben Rinnes is one of two jack-ups in KCA Deutag’s rig fleet. The rig has been operating in Gabon since January 2013, where it completed a multi-well drilling programme. It has achieved an excellent performance record, celebrating six years Lost Time Incident (LTI) free in April, 2014.