KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 Malaysian oil and gas
services firm SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd has bagged
more than $450 million of drilling contracts and extensions in
southeast Asia and Africa, the company said on Tuesday.
SapuraKencana's wholly-owned drilling subsidiary in
Singapore secured a $108 million deal from oil producer Total
E&P Congo for the one-year provision of a semi-tender assist
drilling rig, which will be used offshore Congo, the company
said in a stock exchange filing.
The firm's drilling units in Brunei and Hong Kong meanwhile
extended existing contracts valued at $92 million, $164 million
and $90 million for the use of its drilling rigs offshore
Brunei, Angola and Thailand.
SapuraKencana said the contracts were expected to add to its
earnings for the financial year ending Jan. 31, 2015 onwards.
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(Reporting by Anuradha Raghu; Editing by David Holmes)