The press service said that the acquisition of the two rigs will
allow the holding to realize its plans on exploration of Prykerchensky
shelf, Skifske and Foroske fields and the Pallas field.
The approximate cost of the two new rigs is $1.4 billion, and the year of their production is no earlier than 2012.
The tender was announced on September 28, 2012. The bids can be submitted by October 29, 2012.