Premier serves notice to Ocean Rig

Offshore staff

NICOSIA, Cyprus – Weeks after receiving a cancellation notice from Eni, Ocean Rig UDW Inc. is facing another challenge.

The driller announced that it received a notice from Premier Oil on Jan. 31 for a breach of material obligations under the drilling contract for Eirik Raude. Ocean Rig did not provide further information or specify the breach, but noted that it is evaluating the contents of this notice and its options under the contract.

Eirik Raude has been working for Premier Oil offshore the Falkland Islands. Rockhopper Exploration partners with Premier Oil offshore the Falklands, and confirmed the notice.


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