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Operating more than 100 drilling rigs in over 22 countries and employing 8,000 people in Africa, Europe, Russia, Middle East, the Caspian Sea and South East Asia, KCA DEUTAG is one of the world’s leading drilling and engineering contractors. The company also owns a fleet of more than 65 land rigs.
KCA Deutag in Iraq
The Middle East is a significant area of growth for KCA Deutag land operations, and within this geography Iraq is a key market.
The company started its efforts in Iraq in 2009 engaging in various discussions with clients and various local stakeholders.
The first contract was awarded in 2010. It was to deliver drilling operations working for an integrated service company in the Zubair field.
The rig selected to work on this contract was T-601 which was a newbuild unit particularly suited to work in Iraq.
Iraq is a strong growth area with the potential for 2 – 5 additional rigs for the company in the medium term.
In every country where KCA Deutag operates, the philosophy is to build a local organisation. Clear evidence of localisation being a cornerstone of the KCA Deutag’s philosophy can be seen through our local workforce make-up in Azerbaijan (77%), Russia (94%), Iraq (73%) and Oman (82%).
KCA Deutag in Iraq employs more than 60 people. Iraqi nationals account for 70%, some of which hold senior drilling crew positions.
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