Nabors Drilling International to construct Rig 54 and Rig 200

DUBAI — Nabors Drilling International, announced the construction of Rig 54 and Rig 200; the technologically advanced deep drilling rigs, designed to meet the deep gas exploration and development needs in the Middle East.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 2 Jun 2005, 10:16 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:44 PM

The announcement was made during the celebration of the completion of rig 54 at the Lamprell in Jafza (Jebel Ali Free Zone) facility which was attended by Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, executive chairman, Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and number of senior officials in Jafza and two companies.

Siggi Meissner, president, Nabors Drilling International, said: "We determined there was a need for a new advanced drilling system to handle the deeper gas wells our customers want to drill. Rig 54 and Rig 200 will add value to the deep drilling programs of our customers, here in the Middle East, for years to come. The new rigs, will allow our customers to drill safely deeper, and faster than ever before." Following the rigs completion, they will each begin 6 month contracts and Nabors expects to secure multi-year contracts before the construction process is completed. Nabors International, one of the largest drilling contractors in the Middle East, has utilised the services of Lamprell and the Jebil Ali Free Zone Administration." Rig 54 and Rig 200 will utilise Nabors proprietary PACE (Programmable A/C Electric) drilling technology to create a new generation of deep drilling rigs. The 3000 horsepower A/C draw works, three 1600 horsepower pumps, and the 7500 pounds per square inch mud circulation system enable the rigs drill deep, high pressure wells safely and efficiently. All rig operating and safety systems are designed to be controlled from an air conditioned Drillers Control Center.

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