Arctic barge rig departs Russia for Caspian drilling program

Click here to enlarge imageParker Drilling Co.`s Rig 257 is on its way to the Northeast Caspian Sea, where it will begin a drilling program on the Kashagan East prospect for Offshore Kazakhstan International Operating Co. NV. Photo courtesy of Parker Drilling.A newly upgraded arctic barge rig owned by Parker Drilling Co., Tulsa, is on its way to the Caspian Sea to begin a drilling program for Offshore Kazakhstan International Operating Co. NV (Okioc).Rig 257 departed Astrakhan, Russia, July 7 and is under tow to the Northeast Caspian, where it will begin work in August under long-term contract to Okioc.Christened "Sunkar" by a member of the Kazakh parliament, the rig has just undergone ...

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