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.
Sabre Rig 843 recently set an Oman drilling record when it drilled the AMAL-212 well in 3.29 days. The previous record was 3.46 days and it was also held by Rig 843. The record well was drilled for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the major exploration and production company in Oman. It accounts for about 70% of the country’s crude oil production and nearly all of its natural gas supply casinonorske.com.