Conoco Phillips.

Author:Slaten, Russ
Position:INSIDE ALASKA BUSINESS
 
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ConocoPhillips Alaska signed a contract with Doyon Drilling to build a new rotary drilling rig for the Kuparuk River Unit on Alaska's North Slope. This is the first new-build rotary rig that ConocoPhillips has added to Kuparuk's rig fleet since 2000.

The rig will be named Doyon 142 and is scheduled to begin drilling in February 2016. Doyon 142 will join Nabors 7ES and Nabors 9ES, two other recent additions to the ConocoPhillips Alaska drilling operations.

Nabors 7ES has added about 4,400 barrels of oil per day to North Slope production since it began drilling in...

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