Japan Drilling Company awarded semi-submersible contract in Indonesia

Japan Drilling Company subsidiary PT. Japan Drilling Indonesia, together with a shipping company in Indonesia, have entered into a drilling contract with Medco E&P Natuna for the provision of 1977-built semi-submersible drilling rig Hakuryu-5.

The rig, which was last upgraded in 2009, will be operating offshore Natuna, Indoensia from July/August 2019.

The contract is for two firm wells estimated at 123 days), with a two-well option available estimated at around 98 days.

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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