UMW awarded ConocoPhillips Sarawak jackup contract

Malaysia’s UMW Oil & Gas Corporation has announced that subsidiary UMW Offshore Drilling has won a contract with ConocoPhillips Sarawak for the provision of a jackup rig.

UMW is assigning 2013-built UMW NAGA 4 for the project, which is for the drilling of two wells and includes options for two additional wells.

Drilling activities offshore Sarawak are scheduled to commence in the second quarter of 2018, and each well is expected to take around 50 days.

The contract value for the two firm wells is worth around $6.8m.

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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