Sabre Drilling recently announced a four rig contract with Halliburton to drill in the South Rumaila field in Iraq. Two of the rigs are 1500 hp rigs and two are 2000 hp. The first rig spudded in January and the second rig began operations in April. A third rig will begin drilling in May with a fourth scheduled for startup in June.
Sabre Rig 171 was recently recognized by Chevron for participation in the operator’s behavior- based safety program. The rig and crew were recognized for excellent leadership and situational awareness in the Stop Work Authority Program.