Vantage Drilling awarded new jackup contract by Carigali-PTTEPI

Vantage Drilling International has received a letter of award from Carigali-PTTEPI Operating Company (CPOC) for its 2009-built jackup rig Aquamarine Driller

The new 18-month contract also has four three-month extension options available to CPOC.

Ihab Toma, chief executive officer of Vantage Drilling, commented, “We are delighted to continue to work for our client, CPOC. This letter of award recognizes the long track record of excellent performance and hard work of the crew of Aquamarine Driller for our esteemed client CPOC.  We look forward to commencing work on this new phase of their development while continuing to provide industry leading service for our client.” 

CPOC exercised a nine-month extension for the rig in April 2017, and it is currently operating in Malaysia and Thailand. 

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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