Island Drilling awarded North Sea contract by OMV

Norway’s Island Drilling Company has been awarded a contract with OMV (Norge) to drill one well on License 644, close to Aasgaard Field in the North Sea. It has also signed a separate agreement with OMV for up to 3 option wells in other Norwegian sea areas.

2012-built semi-submersible Island Innovator is scheduled to commence in either the second or third quarter of 2020.

OMV (Norge) is the operator of License 644 with a 30% interest.

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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