Vantage Drilling jackup extended by Total

Houston-headquartered Vantage Drilling International has announced that Total has exercised a one-year option on 2008-built jackup rig Emerald Driller, currently operating in Qatar.

The extension will commence in direct continuation of the current contract during the second quarter of 2020. It also includes an additional option year.

Ihab Toma, CEO of Vantage Drilling, commented “The Emerald Driller has performed superbly for Total Qatar and we are delighted with their confidence in Vantage and the Emerald Driller to work on some of their most extreme wells.”

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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