Rowan inks ‘Rowan Viking’ contract with Lundin Norway

Source: press release, 30 January 2019

‘VALARIS JU-290’ (‘Rowan Viking’) an N-Class ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig
‘VALARIS JU-290’ (‘Rowan Viking’) an N-Class ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig (photo: Valaris)

Rowan Companies plc has announced that the Rowan Viking, an N-Class ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig, has been awarded a seven-well program by Lundin Norway AS in Norway for a minimum duration of 265 days. The contract is expected to commence in Q2/Q3 2020 and has four additional one-well priced options.

The Rowan Viking has just completed the first well of a two-well program for MOL Norge AS in Norway and will perform a Special Periodic Survey prior to commencing the second well with MOL, which is expected to start in April 2019 and has an estimated duration of 140 days.

Rowan is a global provider of contract drilling services with a fleet of 25 mobile offshore drilling units, composed of 21 self-elevating jack-up rigs and four ultra-deepwater drillships. The Company’s fleet operates worldwide, including the United States Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, the Middle East, the Mediterranean Sea, and Trinidad.