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Northern Offshore secures jack-up for work offshore Abu Dhabi

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Northern Offshore Drilling Operations, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Northern Offshore, Ltd., has announced a firm Letter of Award (LOA) for the high-specification jack-up drilling unit Energy Emerger for work offshore Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The term of the award is for four years.

The Energy Emerger is a GustoMSC CJ46-X100-D jack-up that was delivered to Northern Offshore in December 2017 and is currently warm stacked at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard in Shanghai, China. The rig will drill high pressure and high temperature wells and is expected to commence operations during 1Q20.

Chairman and CEO, Dr. Yuanhui Sun, stated: “We are very pleased to have added an additional rig into the Middle East region with a long-term contract for the Energy Emerger. We are also pleased to have earned the trust of our new customer in the Arabian Gulf and look forward to creating a long-term and mutually-beneficial relationship with them.”

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