Dolphin Drilling awarded new contract by Ineos

Norwegian semi-submersible rig owner Dolphin Drilling has secured as new contract with Ineos Energy on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The work is scheduled to commence during the third quarter of 2021, and is for the drilling of the Fat Canyon well in the Norwegian Sea. The company will be utilising 1977-built rig Borgland Dolphin and the estimated duration is 40 days.

Bjørnar Iversen, chief executive of Dolphin Drilling, said: “We are grateful and thrilled for the opportunity and trust given to us, drilling the first well for INEOS Energy on the Norwegian continental shelf. This agreement further strengthens our operational backlog in Norway and continue the resurgence for Dolphin.”

This contract secures continuous work for the 44-year-old Borgland Dolphin through 2021.

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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