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Atwood Oceanics drillship lands more work offshore Africa with Kosmos

Atwood Oceanics drillship lands more work offshore Africa with Kosmos

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Houston-headquartered Atwood Oceanics was been awarded a contract by Kosmos Energy Ventures for 2014-built drillship Atwood Achiever.

The contract is for one well offshore Northwest Africa, and includes six one-well options. Atwood Achiever will commence the new contract on completion of the well in progress under its existing contract with Kosmos.

Rob Saltiel, president and CEO of Atwood Oceanics, commented: “We are pleased to extend our drilling operations for Kosmos Energy in Northwest Africa. Kosmos continues to be a valued client, and we appreciate their confidence in the Atwood Achiever.”

The new deal will see the drillship under contract through to March 2018, stretching through to December 2018 if all options are exercised. Commercial terms for the contract were not disclosed.

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Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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