Rowan Norway has been awarded a contract for drilling two wells on the Gudrun area by use of the Rowan Stavanger jack-up rig. The rig has moreover been awarded 5 choices for drilling of single wells.
Equinor has signed a framework settlement with Rowan Norway Limited, based mostly on phrases that will even apply to future rig contracts with the corporate.
The contract with Rowan Stavanger is predicated on the framework format and provides Equinor unique proper to make use of the rig as much as 2025 if the rig is stored in steady operation.
The worth of the mounted a part of the contract is estimated at USD 23 million. In addition to drilling providers, the rig proprietor is accountable for casing operating, slop remedy and cuttings dealing with.
“We are happy to determine an settlement with a rig provider that’s new to us as operator on the Norwegian continental shelf. Rowan is a big worldwide provider of jack-up rigs. We wish to have a long-term cooperation with Rowan and have subsequently signed a framework settlement with them,” says Geir Tungesvik, senior vp for Equinor’s drilling & properly cluster.
Rowan Stavanger was inbuilt 2011 at Keppel’s Pioneer Yard in Singapore. The Keppel N Class hi-specification jackup is succesful to drill in 400 ft of water. The unit contracted by Repsol is at the moment offering lodging and help providers for the Yme area on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. (Source: Equinor – Image: Rowan Stavanger/John Jacobsen)
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