NDC inaugurates 7 new rigs in Upper Zakum

ABU DHABI: The National Drilling Company, NDC, has inaugurated seven new rigs assigned for drilling operations on artificial islands at the Upper Zakum offshore oil field.

The rigs are part of NDC s fleet expansion plans that cover land, offshore and island rigs, to serve the oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi and keep abreast of the long term plans of its clients.

NDC Chief Executive Officer, Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi, said that the expansion plans have resulted in a doubling of the rig fleet over the past three years.

“NDC has met this challenge and proceeded to acquire seven specialised rigs with the highest standards of health, safety and environment and quality and technical specifications. The rigs are designed and built to suit ZADCO s innovative and mega-scale development for the Upper Zakum islands,” he said.