Aban Offshore resumes jack-up rig operations after suspension

India-based offshore drilling rig owner Aban Offshore has resumed operations at its Aban IV jack-up drilling rig following a suspension due to an outbreak of Covid-19.

Aban Offshore had suspended operations on the 1983-built, 2011-refurbished offshore drilling rig in the first week of May, which was the second suspension of the rig’s operations due to Covid-19 in less than a month.

The Baker Marine Class 300 Aban IV rig has a contract with the Indian oil and gas company ONGC and is operating off the west coast of India in the Mumbai High area.

Aban Offshore said on April 24th that its Aban III rig had resumed operations after suspension due to the Covid-19 outbreak. This rig too is on a contract with ONGC.