UkrGasVydobuvannya gets the first out of five drilling rigs ordered from Bentec / Discovery
UkrGasVydobuvannya has received the 450 T drilling rig, the first out of five drilling rigs ordered from Bentec GmbH Drilling & Oilfield Systems. This has been shortly reported by Naftogaz Ukraine’s Chairman Andriy Kobolev.
The bulky works on the rig was done by Discovery Drilling Equipment at the manufacturing facility in Striy, Lviv Region of Ukraine, and final completion was done in Germany. The total cost of the deal for manufacturing of the five rigs over 18 months is $110 MM. By way of reminder, this procurement contract with Bentec was signed in December 2017, after the two-tier tender with participation of worldwide leading rig manufacturers, such as National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (USA) and Drillmec SpA (Italy).
Bentec GmbH Drilling & Oilfield Systems is one of recognized international manufacturers of drilling rigs for oil&gas fields. Bentec has been actively working in Russia, where in 2006 the company opened a manufacturing facility Bentec Drilling & Oilfield Systems LLC for production of drilling rigs and aftersales support.
Discovery Drilling Equipment (DDE) is a Ukraine-based rig building division of Discovery Industrial Services Ltd, a UK company registered in London. DDE’s engineering and project management is based in UK and US, and the manufacturing facilities are located in Ukraine. DDE specializes in new rig construction, component design and fabrication, and a range of support services such as rig modernization, field service support, and other services. The company is an API and ISO certified manufacturer.