Milestones

HIGHLIGHTS

1987 Commenced Drilling Operations
(Jack Up Rig - Essar Explorer & Onshore Rigs - LR 1-2-3-4)
1988 Drilled the deepest Well in Asia (6720 m)
1988 Awarded 108 well Turnkey Contract in India for 4 Mobile Rigs
1990 Secured Contracts in Indonesia from Lasmo&Asamera
(LR #3 & MR #1)
1991 1st International Contract Award for MR # 5 by PDO – Oman.
1992 Became Member of IADC
1992 1st International Safety Award
1992 Contract Award for MR # 6 PDO – Oman.
1993 2nd International Safety Award
1993 1st Contract Award for PNOC – Philippines (LR #3)
1994 3rd International Safety Award
1995 Contract Award for MR # 7 by PDO - Oman
1995 Contract Award for 4 Turnkey Offshore Exploration Wells for Oil India. (Largest Offshore Turnkey Contract awarded in the Middle East-Far East Region) (Drill Ship Essar Discoverer)
1995 First Rig (MR #5) executed 1000 Days without an LTA
1995 1st Contract Award for QGPC - Qatar (LR #2)
1996 Contract Award for 2 COGD rigs – LR # 3 & LR # 4 by PDO.
1996 MR-5 (PDO Rig 20) completed 3 Years without an LTA
1996 LR #2 (Qatar) completed 1000 Days without an LTA
1996 2nd Contract Award for QGPC - Qatar (MR 8)
1997 Contract Award for MR # 2 by PDO – Oman.
1997 3rd Contract Award for QGPC - Qatar (LR #1)
1997 1st Contract Award in Kuwait by PNZ Development Group, Joint Operations, Kuwait Oil Company (K.S.C) – Saudi Arabian Texaco Inc.(MR #3)
1998 Contract Award by Niko Resources/GSPCL for drilling of Development wells in Gujarat, India (MR #1, MR #4).
1998 Oman Operations obtained ISO 9001:2000 certification.
2000 Contract awarded for LR # 4 by PDO – Oman.
2000 1st Contract Awarded for Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia (LR#1)
2000 Contract Awarded by Qatar Petroleum (MR #3)
2001 2nd Contract Awarded for Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia (LR#1)
2002 Contract Awarded for MR # 5 by PDO – Oman
2002 Contract Awarded for LR # 5 by QatarPetroleum, Qatar
2003 Contract Awarded for MR # 2 by PDO – Oman
2003 Contract Awarded for MR # 6 by PDO – Oman
2003 Contract Awarded for MR # 7 by PDO – Oman
2003 Contract Award by GSPCL (MR #4)
2003 Contract Award by Cairn Energy (MR #1)
2004 Contract Award by JTI, India
2004 Contract Award by PetroGas, Oman, (LR #3)
2004 Contract Award by PTTEP – Middle East, Oman (LR #3)
2005 Contract Award by PDO – Oman (LR #4, LR #5 and LR #6) – SaihRawl Campaign Drilling
2005 Contract Award by Gulf Drilling International Limited – Qatar for Mobile Rig #3 in October 2005
2005 3rd Contract Award by Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia for 1 Deep Land Rig of 2000 HP in July 2005 (LR # 7)
2005 4th Contract Award by Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia for 4 DeepLand Rigs of Nos. 1500 HP Rigs in July 2005. (LR # 8, 9, 10 & 11)
2005 5th Contract Award by Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia for 2 DeepLand Rigs of Nos. 1500 HP Rigs in December 2005. (LR # 14 & 15)
2006 Contract awarded by Repsol Exploration Argelia, S.A. (REASA), in Algeria for 2 x 2000 HP Deep Land Rigs in August 2006.
2007 Contract awarded by BP Exploration (Epsilon) Limited in Oman for 2 x 2000 HP DeepLand Drilling Rig in Nov 2007
2008 Contract Award from CCED Energy Development, Oman for 1 x 2000 HP Deep Land Drilling Rig in Oct ‘2008
2009 Contract Award from PDO for 9 Rigs – 6 x 800 HP Rig -MR #1, MR #3,MR # 4 (new), MR #5, MR #6, MR #7(existing), 3 x 1500 HP Rigs - LR #8, LR #9 & LR #11 (new) in August 2009

 

2009 Contract Award from Rasgas and Qatargas for LR #4 in July 2009
2009 Contract Award from E-On Rhurgas, Algeria for 1 x 2000 HP in Aug 2009 – LR#13
2009 Contract Award from PDO for 6 x 800 HP Light rigs and 3x 1500 HP Medium rigs – LR #3
2010 Contract Award from Petroceltic International PLC, Algeria 1 x 2000 HP Rig in July 2010 – LR #12
2011 Contract Award by PTTEP – Middle East, Oman (LR #6)
2012 Contract Award by Hess-Sonatrach, Algeria for 1 x 2000 HP in April 2012
2012 Contract Award from Saudi Aramco for 1 x 1500 HP Land Rigs (LR #11)
2013 Contract Award from Saudi Aramco for 5 x 2000 HP Land Rigs (LR -1, LR -2, LR -7, LR -14 & LR -15)
2013 Contract Award from Saudi Aramco for 3 x 1500 HP Land Rigs (Dalm-216, Dalma-217 and Dalma-218)
2013 Contract Award from Petroleum Development Oman for 2 x 2000 HP Rigs (LR-6 and Dalma-219)
2013 Contract Award from PTTEP Algeria for 2x2000 HP Rigs (LR-12 & LR-13)
2013 Contract Award from CEPSA for 1 x 2000 HP Rig
2014 New Contract award from BP for LR-5 and commenced operations Well KZ-15 under new contract on 27th May 2014.
2014 Contract Award from PDO for 5 x 1000 HP Rigs.
2015 Contract Award from PDO for 5 Drilling Rigs; 5 x 1500 HP Rigs
2015 Contract Award from PDO for 6 Drilling Rigs; 1x 2000 HP and 3 x 1000 & 2 x 750 HP Rigs
2015 Contract Award from Sonatrach Algeria for 2 x 2000 HP Rigs – LR-12 & LR-13
2016 Contract Award from DNO Oman for 1 x 2000 HP rig – LR-5