Eurasia Drilling Company (EDC) has suspended the Astra floating jack-up drilling rig on the Caspian Sea shelf due to a lack of contracts.

As stated in the materials of the company, Astra was not contracted after December 2015 and was in conservation in Makhachkala. The company hoped to obtain a contract in 2017 and to compensate for the costs of the rig"s downtime.

Turan, 23.08.17