Valaris jackup awarded Seagull contract

Neptune Energy and joint venture partners BP and JAPEX have awarded Valaris, formerly EnscoRowan, a contract for jackup drilling rig Rowan Gorilla VI for the Seagull development oil project in the UK North Sea.

The drilling campaign is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2020, and is for four firm wells with an estimated duration of 18 months.

Pete Jones, Neptune Energy’s UK managing director, commented: “This is an important milestone for the Seagull project and a further demonstration of how the development is progressing at pace, following the award of the SPS and SURF contract to TechnipFMC in July.

“We are pleased to be working again with Valaris which continues to demonstrate strong safety and operational performance.”

Seagull is located on UK licence P1622 Block 22/29C, 17km south of the BP Operated ETAP Central Processing Facility.

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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