Aberdeen drilling firm KCA Deutag has picked up a £3.1million engineering design contract with Norwegian energy giant Statoil for its Brazilian Peregrino project.
RDS, the engineering arm of KCA Deutag, said yesterday it would carry out front-end engineering design for a fixed-drilling rig for part of the Peregrino phase II project.
Work is due to start immediately from RDS’s London offices.
RDS greenfield business manager John Thorman said: “Strategically, this is an important contract win for KCA Deutag as it strengthens our position in the Brazilian market.”
He said the work fitted with the firm’s strategy to get early involvement in new projects and to then go on to offer drilling operations and maintenance services. The Brazilian work for Statoil follows a contract announced in May with the firm to provide drilling operations, maintenance services, and engineering support, for seven platform-drilling rigs.