Pacific Drilling drillships find more work with Equinor and Eni

Pacific Drilling drillships find more work with Equinor and Eni

Houston-headquartered Pacific Drilling has found more work for a pair of drillships, with one getting an extension from Equinor and another getting a new contract from Eni.

2013-built drillship Pacific Khamsin has secured work from Equinor, who exercised a second option well which will see the drillship contracted through to the third quarter of 2020.

Meanwhile, 2010-built drillship Pacific Bora has been awarded a new contract by Eni for operations ion Oman. The drillship recently completed operations with Eni in Nigeria.

Bernie Wolford, CEO of Pacific Drilling, commented, “We continue to add meaningful backlog, demonstrating the strength of our marketing team, our reputation for high performance and the quality of our modern fleet. We are pleased to have the Pacific Khamsin committed through the end of the third-quarter 2020.”

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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