Shelf Drilling Fleet Position Update

Out of the 39 drilling rigs owned by Shelf Drilling, the status breakdown follows:

  • 2 newbuilds are under construction in UAE.
  • 24 rigs are still operating in Egypt (3), India (6), Italy (1), Nigeria (3), Qatar (1), Saudi Arabia (6), Thailand (1) and the UAE (3).
  • 13 are stacked/idling in Cameroon (1), Egypt (1), India (2), Indonesia (1), Malaysia (4), Nigeria (2), Singapore (1) and the UAE (1).


Shelf Drilling – Company Overview

Shelf Drilling is the world’s second largest contractor of independent-leg cantilever (ILC) jack-up rigs. We are headquartered in Dubai with rig operations in 2014 in 12 countries across four core operating regions – Southeast Asia, India, West Africa and MENAM (Middle East, North Africa & Mediterranean). Our strategy is to maintain a sole focus on shallow water drilling services and leverage decades of industry experience and an outstanding track record to provide best-in-class drilling operations for our customers.

Shelf Drilling is:

  • A market leader with dedicated focus on jack-up operations and fit-for-purpose business model
  • Geographically diversified with a long-term commitment to our existing footprint
  • Committed to safety and operational excellence
  • Focused on building strong long-term relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Led by an experienced team with proven industry leadership

Shelf Drilling’s dedicated focus on jack-up rigs, geographic diversity, safe operations, customer relationships and experienced management team make Shelf Drilling the preferred choice for customers, employees and stakeholders.

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