Valaris awarded jackup contract by W&T

Offshore driller Valaris has been awarded a contract by W&T Offshore for 2019-built jackup rig Valaris JU-117.

The rig, formerly named Ralph Coffman, is set to commence the operations in the Gulf of Mexico in July 2021. Duration is around 45 days.

Valaris JU-117 is currently contracted by Eni, on a standby rate until September 2021 when it is expected to start work.

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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