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Shelf Drilling awarded jackup contract by Petrobel

UAE-headquartered offshore driller Shelf Drilling has been awarded a contract by Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) for jackup rig Trident 16.

The contract, which is for one year and includes additional options, will see the 1982-built rig operating in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt. The planned start-up of operations is in the first quarter of this year.

Petrobel is a joint venture between Italy’s Eni and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation.

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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