Vantage Drilling jackup wins Cameroon contract

Vantage Drilling International has sealed a contract with New Age Cameroon Offshore Petroleum for 2009-built jackup rig Topaz Driller.
The rig will perform drilling services off Cameroon for 150 days.

Ihab Toma, chief executive officer of Vantage Drilling International, commented, “We are very pleased to announce this contract with New Age for the Topaz Driller in Cameroon. This contract will enable us to have two of our premium jack-up rigs operating in West Africa after we mobilize the Topaz Driller from Asia to Cameroon. Our rigs and crews have proven and continue to prove to our clients that Vantage is a leader in safety and operational performance in the region. We look forward to commencing work for our esteemed client.”  

The rig is currently stacked, having been operating offshore Thailand most recently.

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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