Aker to supply Dragonquest rig riser extension

Aker Solutions, a provider of engineering and construction services, has won a contract to supply a further 2,500ft riser extension to the Dragonquest (formerly Titanium Explorer) rig, which is owned by oil company Valenica Drilling and managed by drilling contractor Vantage Drilling.

The contract, which follows the original delivery of a 7,500ft drilling riser system, is worth approximately NOK90m (£9.4m), including riser joints and buoyancy, and will be delivered in the summer of 2011.