Rig: Astra

Name Astra
Owner Eurasia Drilling Company Ltd
Manager BKE Shelf Ltd.
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Standard
Max Water Depth (ft) 148
Max Drill Depth (ft) 15000
Dimensions (ft) 174 x 176 x 18
Leg Length (ft) 222
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Russia (Caspian Sea)
Region Middle East

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 1320 UE
Drawworks HP 2000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 12-P-160 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco IDS-1
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1044000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Baker Marine
Rig Model BMC-150-H
Year Built 1983
Country of Build Japan
Yard Name Yokohama Shipyard
Group Yard Name Nippon Kokan Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator --


20 Jun 2014

Rosneft and Lukoil begin Caspian Shelf Drilling

Rosneft and Lukoil began the construction of prospecting and appraisal well ? 1 at Ribachya structure as part of geologic exploration of North Caspian licensed site, situated in a Russian sector of North Caspian water area. The project is operated by the Caspian Oil Company. The planned drilling depth is 1,650 meters. The aim of well drilling is to explore the geologic structure and to detect oil and gas deposits, as well as to evaluate their commercial significance. The participants of the project pay special attention to strict requirements of ecological security of works at Caspian shelf and to security of sea wells drilling and exploitation adherence. In terms of the Plan on prevention and response to emergency situations at building prospecting and appraisal well ? 1 at Ribachya structure a session of training manoeuvres was successfully held. The topic of the training was response to sea accidents of regional significance using emergency response teams. The well is being drilled by Eurasia Drilling Company’s ‘Astra’ jackup rig.

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