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Press Release

Hire of Conventional Swamp Drilling Rigs & Swamp Drilling

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited has a work programme to drill, complete and test wells in the swamp fields in the Eastern and Western Divisions. The estimated duration for the drilling campaign is twenty four (24) months firm, with one-year extension option.

Planned Commencement date:
Anticipated start window is September 2008 – January 2009 for the conventional rigs and Q4 2009 for the HPHT swamp rig.

Scope of Work:

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Pre-qualification Package:

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Only Drilling Contractors/companies that fulfil the requirements and also pass the pre-qualification evaluation exercise shall be invited to competitively tender for the provision of the rigs.