The contract extension also includes the provision for a further two year option, potentially extending until November 2012.
Odfjell CEO Ketil Lenning commented: “I am delighted to confirm that our partnership with Talisman will continue. This contract enables Odfjell Drilling to further expand its UK business activities.”
Odfjell Drilling has provided drill crews to seven of Talisman’s installations for the past five years and currently employs some 200 offshore personnel as part of this contract. The contract value for the first two year period will be approximately £25M.
Odfjell Drilling is an international drilling, engineering and well services company, and one of the leading drilling contractors in the North Sea . In addition to its North Sea operations the company has activities in other areas such as Dubai , the Philippines and Korea . Odfjell Drilling is a privately-owned and financially strong company with a total turnover of $800 million in 2007.