October 15, 2020

Northern Offshore is pleased to announce the commencement of drilling operations with Qatargas for the GustoMSC CJ50 jackup unit, Energy Enticer. Energy Enticer was built at CSSC shipyard in China. The Energy Enticer had a safe and successful mobilization to Qatar Petroleum’s North Field in early September 2020 despite recent global industry challenges. The Energy Enticer is the first of three drilling units to commence long-term contracts with Qatargas on behalf of Qatar Petroleum.
Chairman and CEO Dr. Yuanhui Sun stated, “We are very proud to announce this significant milestone in the history of Northern Offshore.
The superior level of commitment shared by our customer, Qatar Petroleum, and Northern Offshore’s rig-based and onshore teams has allowed us to successfully overcome the uncertainty and operational challenges from Covid-19 and focus on delivering the first of our four high specification new build jack-ups into the Middle East region.”

Headquartered in Houston, Northern Offshore is a global offshore drilling company that has historically operated in various markets around the world including the North Sea, West Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The company’s fleet consists of one floating production vessel and four high specification jack-up rigs. In August 2015, Northern Offshore became a subsidiary of Shandong Offshore Equipment Co., Ltd., a joint-stock enterprise initiated and established by Shandong Ocean Investment Company and Shandong Shipping Corporation. Blue Ocean Drilling (an affiliate of the above parent companies) and Northern Offshore were merged into a single organisation under the Northern Offshore brand.
(Source: Northern Offshore)