Awilco Drilling wins Shell decommissioning contract

Awilco Drilling wins Shell decommissioning contract

Confirming a letter of intent signed back in February, Awilco Drilling has confirmed a contract with Shell UK Limited for 1983-built semi-submersible rig WilPhoenix.

The rig will undertake a decommissioning program of 18 wells, with further options for an additional eight wells. Operations are scheduled to commence on September 1 and the firm contract has a duration of around 330 days and is worth an estimated $38.3m.

WilPhoenix was originally signed to an LOI with Alpha Petroleum Resources, however in February it was revealed that a contract was not confirmed and instead an LOI was signed with Shell.

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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