Noble Drilling Rig Damaged in Severe Weather

Monday, July 09, 2001
Noble Drilling Corp. said on Monday that the Noble Jimmy Puckett, a 300-ft. independent leg cantilever jackup rig, was damaged when it encountered severe weather while under tow in Indian waters.

The Houston-based company said the rig had lost its derrick and other drilling components. It is currently in Mumbai, India, waiting out the inclement weather so that a full assessment of the damage can be conducted - a process, which according to Noble, may encompass several weeks.

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