Atwood Oceanics said its Egypt-based customer has ended force majeure on the US contract driller’s rig operating in the Mediterranean Sea.

Egypt’s social unrest had led German company RWE Dea Nile to declare force majeure on the rig on 29 January.

The companies have agreed to a partial reduction of the operating day rate from 28 January top 8 February to account for the reduced manning levels on board the rig during the time period, Atwood said in an announcement, Reuters reported.

(Source: upstreamonline.com)