Offshore drilling

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We own and operate three independent leg cantilever jack-up drilling rigs in the Caspian Sea (ASTRA, SATURN, NEPTUNE and MERCURY).

EDC provides offshore drilling services through our BKE Shelf subsidiary. We offer our services to Russian and international oil and gas companies in the Russian, Kazakh and Turkmen sectors of the Caspian Sea.

Our jack-up fleet is rated to operate in water depths from 5 to 107 metres (16 to 350 feet) and is capable of drilling to 7,925 metres (26,000 feet). EDC's third and fourth offshore jackup drilling units for the Caspian Sea are new builds constructed by Lamprell. The first of these started drilling in the Turkmen waters Q1 2014 and the second newbuild is expected to begin operating in 2015.

We also provide drilling services on LUKOIL's ice-resistant drilling and production platform in the Yuri Korchagin field.

Offshore drilling services are contracted primarily on a day-rate basis.

Offshore Drilling

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