KCA Deutag awarded drilling contract extension by CNOOC

KCA Deutag awarded drilling contract extension by CNOOC

Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has been awarded an extension to its existing contract with CNOOC Petroleum Europe for the Scott platform in the UK North Sea.

The extension, for the provision of drilling operations and maintenance services, came into effect on March 1 and is for a period of four years. It also includes a two-year extension option.

Rune Lorentzen, president of offshore at KCA Deutag, commented: “The UK North Sea continues to be an important area of activity for us and we are committed to working with our partners to ensure that we make the most of the substantial reserves we still have in the UK basin. We have been the drilling contractor on the Scott platform since 1992 and are delighted with the commitment to retain us once again.”

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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