Cairn increases rig count in Rajasthan

Vol 17, PW 11 (16 Jan 14) News in Brief

Drilling contractor Quippo is readying a 2000-hp rig to begin a 24-month contract for Cairn at its producing RJ-ON-90/1 oilfield in Rajasthan.

“We should spud the first well by January 15,” says Quippo. Another 2000-hp Quippo rig began its 18-month contract for Cairn on December 17, 2013.

Quippo also has a 1000-hp drilling rig working for Cairn on a one-year contract that began in September 2013. John Energy will add two workover rigs this month (January) to its fleet of three workover rigs at the Cairn block.

John also has two 1000-hp drilling rigs on site, which began their 24-month contracts in 2013. Weatherford has two 1000-hp rigs there from May 2013 for 18 months and a 750-hp rig hired in April 2013 for 24 months.

French drilling contractor COFOR is expected to deploy one 1000-hp rig for Cairn in March, and a second 1000-hp rig is scheduled to reach India in June.

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