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New Drilling Contract Signed for The Deep-Sea Scientific Drilling Vessel CHIKYU with JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration Corporation

2012-08-17

JDC has signed a drilling contract with JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration Corporation (JX) for The Deep-Sea Scientific Drilling Vessel, CHIKYU, owned by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). JDC will drill one (1) test well off Sado Island, Japan. The estimated contract amount is 3.3 billion yen and the operation will commence in April 2013.