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Japan Drilling Company awarded jackup extensions in Qatar

Tokyo-headquartered offshore driller Japan Drilling Company (JDC) has been awarded extensions by North Oil Company for two of its jackup rigs operating in Qatar at the Al-Shaheen Oil Field.

The contract for Hakurya-12 has been extended for one year from September 13, while the contract for Hakuryu-10 has been extended for one year from February 12, 2021.

The extensions are the second options exercised under an original contract signed for two years with two one-year options.

JDC operates five jackups, one semi-submersible and one drillship.

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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