Shell Extends Rowan Jackup Contract in Trinidad

January 3, 2019

Image: Rowan Companies
Image: Rowan Companies

Shell has extended its contract for the Rowan Gorilla VI jack up in Trinidad, Rowan Companies plc said.

According to the offshore drilling contractor that provides well drilling services to the petroleum industry, the Super Gorilla class jack-up will continue its current drilling program until approximately March of this year.

The rig will then be used for platform support and accommodations work until approximately November 2019, it said.

Placed into service in 2000, the Rowan Gorilla VI boasts a maximum drilling depth of 35,000 feet in up to 400 feet of water.

Shell has maintained a presence in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) for more than 100 years.

Rowan is a global provider of contract drilling services with a fleet of 25 mobile offshore drilling units, composed of 21 self-elevating jack-up rigs and four ultra-deepwater drillships.

The Company's fleet operates worldwide, including the United States Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, the Middle East, the Mediterranean Sea, and Trinidad.

Additionally, the Company is a 50/50 partner in a joint venture with Saudi Aramco, entitled ARO Drilling, that owns a fleet of seven self-elevating jack-up rigs that operate in the Arabian Gulf.

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