Siem Offshore scores extension for research vessel

Siem Offshore scores extension for research vessel

Oslo: Siem Offshore has announced that subsidiary, Overseas Drilling, has received a charter extension from Texas A&M Research Foundation for the research vessel JOIDES Resolution.

The extension runs through to September 30, 2016 and includes further annual options through to 2023.

JOIDES Resolution is said to be the world’s most successful core sampling research vessel. The drilling/coring vessel is capable of operating in water depths of 7,000m and with holes cored to depths of 2,000m below the seafloor.

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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