KCA Deutag confirmed on April 24 that its offshore business unit has been awarded an extension to its existing contract with CNOOC Petroleum Europe Ltd. for the Scott platform, which it operates in the U.K. North Sea.

The contract extension, which is for the provision of drilling operations and maintenance services, came into effect on March 1, 2019. It has an initial term of four years plus a two year extension option.

“The UK North Sea continues to be an important area of activity for us and we are committed to working with our partners to ensure that we make the most of the substantial reserves we still have in the UK basin,” Rune Lorentzen, president of offshore, said.