KCA Deutag awarded its first Canadian contract for Hebron project

Published on April 14, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Hebron Project.

The platform services division of global drilling and engineering company KCA Deutag announced today it has been awarded its first contract in Canada — a multi-million dollar contract with ExxonMobil Canada Properties.

A news release notes KCA Deutag was awarded the Hebron Platform drilling operations and maintenance services contract. The contract will commence with an estimated three year pre-operations phase, followed by a nine-year operations and maintenance program, with an option to extend.  

KCA Deutag’s expansion into Eastern Canada capitalizes on the work carried out by RDS, the rig engineering and design division of KCA Deutag. RDS has been carrying out the front-end engineering and detailed design of the Hebron rig facilities since 2010.

“The award of our first contract in Canada by ExxonMobil Canada Properties is an excellent result,” said Rune Lorentzen, President of Offshore for KCA Deutag.

“We look forward to continuing to develop a strong working relationship as we work on this project together.”

Established in 1888, KCA Deutag, established in 1888, is described as one of the world’s leading drilling and engineering contractors working onshore and offshore. The group consists of four divisions: land, offshore, RDS, and Bentec. It operates more than 100 drilling rigs in 22 countries, employing in excess of 9,000 staff in Africa, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, the Caspian Sea and South East Asia.

KCA Deutag’s Offshore division is one of the world’s largest platform services operators. It has 39 platforms under management and owns two jack-ups and three self-erect tender barges.