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Valaris seals jackup extension in Saudi Arabia

Offshore driller Valaris has secured a 211-day extension to its bareboat charter agreement with ARO Drilling for the 1981-built standard duty jackup Valaris JU-36 operating in Saudi Arabia.

The extension is a direct continuation of the existing contract, which will see the rig, formerly known as Charles Rowan, under contract through March 2022.

ARO Drilling, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Valaris, has also secured a contract extension with Aramco for the same period.

In September, the NYSE-listed driller won two separate contracts for 2019-built jackup Valaris JU-123, with TAQA and Cairn Energy.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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