Rowan awarded six jackup contracts by Saudi Aramco

Rowan Companies has announced that its JV with Saudi Aramco, ARO Drilling, was awarded six three-year contracts by Saudi Aramco for jackup rigs currently operating in Saudi Arabia.

The new contracts will commence upon completion of the rigs’ existing contracts later this year.

Rowan will lease Rowan Middletown, Charles Rowan, and Arch Rowan to ARO Drilling in September, and the Rowan Mississippi to ARO Drilling in December to fulfill the new drilling contracts.

The other two rigs The Scooter Yeargain and Hank Boswell will be sold to ARO Drilling in October.

“Our partnership with Saudi Aramco in ARO Drilling and our operational track record in the Middle East have paved the way for this award of eighteen years of jack-up backlog. We believe these six three-year contract awards, and the five three-year contracts awarded earlier this year, continue to demonstrate the value ARO Drilling will create over the coming years,” said Tom Burke, president and chief executive officer of Rowan.

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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