Island Drilling bags CNOOC drilling contract at Howick

Norway’s Island Drilling has been awarded a contract by CNOOC Petroleum Europe to drill at the Howick prospect, west of Shetland.

The two-well contract will utilise 2012-built semi-submersible rig Island Innovtaor, with drilling scheduled to commence in the second quarter of 2019. Island Drilling Management will be responsible for operating the rig.

CNOOC Petroleum Europe is the the sole owner and operator of the Howick license.

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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