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Shelf Drilling awarded Adriatic Sea contracts by Eni

Dubai-based Shelf Drilling has secured a new contract and contract extension from Eni for operations in the Adriatic Sea, offshore Italy.

Shelf has been awarded a two-year contract for the 1982-built jackup rig Key Singapore, with planned commencement between May and July 2019. The contract also includes a one-year option.

Additionally, 1980-built jackup rig Key Manhattan has secured an extension with Eni until July 2021. The rig has been working for Eni offshore Italy since 2010.

David Mullen, chief executive officer of Shelf Drilling, commented: “We are very pleased with the new contract for the Key Singapore and the extension for the Key Manhattan. The Key Manhattan rig has delivered exceptional safety and uptime performance since contract commencement in 2010 and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to relocate the Key Singapore to Italy next year, a rig of the same design with recent upgrades that provide enhanced operational capabilities. Through this opportunity, we capitalize on the experience we have built over the years in the Adriatic Sea to bring the best value to our customer and strengthen our long-term presence in Italy.”

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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