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PNG Drilling Company has been awarded with a contract for drilling cluster oil wells for Rosneft-Purneftegaz, LLC (Rosneft Group).


PNG Drilling Company has been awarded with a contract for drilling cluster oil wells for Rosneft-Purneftegaz, LLC (Rosneft Group) at Tarasovskoe oilfield (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra, Western Siberia, Russia). Drilling services will be provided on day-work basis. Minimum work commitments will be 18 months with option for prolongation.

To execute the contract with Rosneft-Purneftegaz,LLC (Rosneft Group) PNG Drilling Co will mobilize their heaviest mobile drilling rig “Viking 6000 WEI D340-32” with cluster wells drilling skidding system manufactured in Italy by Well Equipment International s.r.l. . Viking is a double R. 3 mobile rig with static hook load of 340 metric tons (750,000 lbs). Rig will be mobilized from PNG Drilling Co base in Talinka settlement,  Krasnoleninsky district, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra (Western Siberia, Russia).

Viking Rig will be transported to 1,000 km in a week time on 120 loads, including rig and backyard equipment itself, camp, generators, mobile reparation facilities for remote area, drilling pipes and instruments (5” S 135 & 4” HLST thread, each 5,000 meters) etc.

Chief Operating Officer of PNG Drilling Co Mr. Marco Romagnoli said: “We are satisfied with the awarded contract and the day-work rates are acceptable for us. Using my 30-years international drilling experience with Saipem SPA I, as COO, will do my best that PNG Drilling Co meets and exceeds expectations of this one of the biggest oil subsidiary of Rosneft – “Purneftegaz LLC”. Italian drilling rig “Viking” manufactured for cold climate environment by WEI Srl is the most advanced in the world, high tech hydraulic drawworks free drilling rig of 5th generation, which will work for prosperity of Rosneft and economy of Russia all coming years.”