Parker rig to drill in giant Tengiz field

Click here to enlarge imageParker Drilling Co., Tulsa, has completed the modification of its Rig 249, which will begin drilling in giant Tengiz oil field in western Kazakhstan for Tengizchevroil (TCO) in August.The rig is under a long-term contract to TCO, a limited liability partnership that includes Chevron Corp., ExxonMobil Corp., KazakhOil, and Lukoil.Rig 249, an E-3000 drilling rig with a depth rating of 30,000 ft, was upgraded and modified at Parker's manufacturing facility, Partech, in New Iberia, La. All major rig components and systems, including the drawworks, mud system, mud pumps and power package, were either replaced or refurbished.Prior to the upgrade, the rig had bee...

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