Rowan cuts 85 jobs in the Gulf of Mexico

US offshore driller Rowan is laying off up to 85 jobs in the Gulf of Mexico with more layoffs possible in the next quarter.

Rowan said this month that its EXL III jack-up rig and Gorilla IV jack-up rig will see their contracts expire with Arena Offshore at September and October respectively, which will possibly trigger more layoffs.

Rowan has been cutting its workforce this year, in order to deal with the downturn in the offshore sector. In June, 150 offshore workers were laid off due to the contract termination of its drillship Rowan Reliance and in July it cut back a further 50 employees.

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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