KCA Deutag awarded close to 380 million dollars of land drilling contracts in the Middle East

26 September 2023

KCA Deutag, a leading drilling, engineering and technology partner, has secured land drilling contracts and contract extensions with a total value of $379 million, with existing and new customers in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Pakistan.

The awards span key markets in the Middle East, solidifying KCA Deutag's position as a leading land drilling contractor in the area.

In Saudi Arabia, KCA Deutag has been awarded contract extensions and an equipment upgrade project with a combined value of $292 million. The contract extensions amount to a total of 23 years of additional work across four rigs, while the equipment upgrade project includes the delivery of mechanised catwalks on two rigs to improve safety and operational performance.

Further success in Oman has seen the company extend two existing contracts as well as gain one new contract award with a total value of $78 million. Two rigs in Oman have secured extensions for two and one-year contracts respectively while a third rig, currently stacked, has been awarded a new three-year contract, with options that could extend this to five-years.

Adding to our commitment and investment in the region, in Oman KCA Deutag has completed the build of the first two highly automated newbuild rigs which are currently undergoing commissioning and are due to be mobilised to their first location shortly. KCA Deutag has finalised the design of the next two rigs with the customer and has begun the construction phase for rig delivery in 2024. Each of the four rigs will fulfil a 10-year drilling operations contract secured in January 2022.

One rig in Pakistan has also secured a new one-year contract, with a value of $9 million with an existing customer in the country.

KCA Deutag president of Land Simon Drew said: “These contract awards and extensions in the Middle East demonstrate our strategic focus on sustainable growth in this key core region for our Group. This is testament to our strong safety and operational performance as we collaborate with our customers to safely deliver additional drilling programs and solutions for the energy transition in the region.”

Investor relations

For more information please contact:
Jan Hetherington, Head of Corporate Development and Treasury, Tel: +44 (0)1224 987000

Media enquiries

For more information please contact:
Linzi Punton, Group Head of Communications, Tel: +44 (0)1224 987000