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Asia Offshore Drilling secures jackup rig extension from Saudi Aramco

Asia Offshore Drilling has secured a three-year contract extension from Saudi Aramco for 2013-built jackup rig AOD1.

The extension is worth $80m and sees AOD I continue to operate in the Middle East through to June 2022. The rig has been on contract with Saudi Aramco since it was first delivered in 2013.

Asia Offshore Drilling owns three jackup rigs and is a joint venture between Thailand’s Mermaid Maritime and John Fredriksen’s Seadrill.

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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