RigNet Qatar Accepts Add-ons to Offshore Rig Contract

Press Release
Thursday, October 11, 2012

An accommodation jack-up rig & two land rigs added to multi-year fleet contract between RigNet Qatar W.L.L. & a Middle East drilling service provider.

Services to the unnamed customer, include VoIP, enterprise data and Internet access services, supported by network monitoring tools, 24x7 telephone support services and onsite field services, as required, with backhaul to the Company's office via MPLS connection.

A high-performance and secure network is a high priority for the oil and gas community, ensuring effective and reliable communications, both offshore and onshore, as well as access to business-critical IT applications. As part of the contract, RigNet Qatar W.L.L. will deliver an end-to-end network solution, ensuring the customer derives greater value from its network services through increased standardization and innovation. The solution includes network design, equipment and installation, as well as service and 24/7 network monitoring and support from RigNet's new Global Network Operations Center.

''We are very proud and wish to thank this world-class drilling services provider for selecting RigNet's managed remote communication services for these additional remote assets," said Chris C. Lambert, General Manager of RigNet's Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia Region with headquarters in Doha, Qatar.  "I believe this is another testament to RigNet's commitment to service quality, reliability, and local Qatar market strength,'' he added.


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