Archer awarded UK North Sea drilling and maintenance contract by Chevron

Oslo-listed oilfield service provider Archer has been awarded a new contract by Chevron for platform drilling services in the UK sector of the North Sea.

The five-year firm contract includes two one-year options, and Archer will also continue to provide onshore rig operations, maintenance and QHSE management, as well as offshore operations and maintenance
supervision on the Alba Northern and Captain platform.

The contract commences on May 1 and ensures continuity of platform drilling operations and maintenance management services on the Alba Northern and Captain platforms until 2024.

Kenny Dey, VP platform drilling and managing director Archer (UK), commented: “We have provided platform drilling operations and maintenance management services for Chevron in the UK since 2004. Our strong partnership with Chevron, coupled with hard work and commitment from all our personnel has resulted in this contract award which will extend our collaboration for a minimum of another five years. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with Chevron through the duration of the new contract and in delivering safe and efficient drilling and maintenance services to our valued client to ensure they are successful in all activities and planned drilling programmes.”

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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