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Shelf Drilling awarded Gulf of Thailand contract by Chevron

Dubai-headquartered Shelf Drilling has secured a contract from Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production for 2008-built jackup rig Shelf Drilling Scepter.

The contract is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2020, operating in the Gulf of Thailand, through until the second quarter of 2022. A one-year option is also included in the deal.

David Mullen, chief executive officer of Shelf Drilling, commented: “We are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with Chevron through this award for the Shelf Drilling Scepter. The high specification jack-up rig has been a significant enhancement to our fleet, and we are thrilled to have secured its maiden contract in a strategically important region. This award strengthens our long-term presence in the Gulf of Thailand and demonstrates Shelf Drilling’s success in securing contracts in a very competitive market.”

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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