Shelf Drilling jackup extended by Saudi Aramco for three years

Shelf Drilling jackup extended by Saudi Aramco for three years

Dubai-headquartered Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year contract extension from Saudi Aramco for 1981-built jackup rig High Island V.

The contract is in direct continuation with the rig’s current contract, and will see the rig operating off Saudi Arabia until March 2022.

Shelf Drilling was formed in 2012, acquiring a fleet of 37 rigs and a barge from Transocean. It currently has 38 jackup rigs in its fleet.

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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