KCA Deutag has received a six-rig contract from BP to manage all the BP-operated platform drilling assets in the Caspian region.

BP is the operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli and Shah Deniz fields in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.

The contract covers platform drilling operations and maintenance services on the Central, East and West Azeri, Chirag, Deepwater Gunashli and Shah Deniz platforms.

The rig on the Chirag platform is owned by KCA Deutag and leased to BP.

The five-year contract has an option to be extended by a further five years.