Rowan awarded new contract and extension by BP

US offshore driller Rowan has secured a new contract as well as a contract extension from BP for two jackup rigs working offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

According to Rowan’s latest fleet status report, jackup rig Rowan EXL II has been awarded a one-year, five-well drilling program which is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2018.

Additionally, jackup rig Joe Douglas has received a one-year contract extension for a four-well drilling program plus option to extend for one additional well.

The financial terms of the new awards were not disclosed.

At the end of September, Rowan was linked to buying out Maersk Drilling in a $4bn deal.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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