Damaged Drilling Rig Delayed Says Noble Corp

Published at 03:57PM - 11/03/16

Damaged drilling rig delayed says Noble Corp, as the investigation into the cause and extent of the damage on the Noble Lloyd Noble rig nears completion.

The drilling contractor announced the news via its latest Fleet Status Report, saying that the Noble Lloyd Noble jackup is now likely to be delayed by up to two months whilst the damage is repaired.

Damaged Drilling Rig Delayed Says Noble Corp

In the report, the company said: “As previously reported, the rig sustained damage on February 28, 2016 following the collapse of a shipyard crane boom.”

“An initial investigation into the cause of the incident has been completed and damage is believed to be confined to a crane on board the rig and some cabling.”

“Based on these findings, the company currently expects delivery of the rig from the shipyard to be delayed an estimated 30 to 60 days, to early-to-mid 3Q16.”

“Delivery to our customer is now expected in early-to-mid 4Q16. The revised dates for delivery are subject to change, pending completion of the investigation.”

Noble Lloyd Noble Rig

The Noble Lloyd Noble has already been signed up to a long-term contract with Statoil for work in the North Sea, which was due to start during the third quarter of 2016.

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