Rowan Companies has announced that the Rowan Gorilla VII, a Super Gorilla Class ultra-harsh environment jackup rig, has been awarded an 18-month program by Chrysaor in the UK sector of the North Sea.
The contract is expected to commence imminently for 18 months of work followed by two, one-year options. The Gorilla VII has recently undergone significant life enhancements, including a new top drive, and upgrades to the BOP and drilling controls.
Tom Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Rowan’s solid position in the harsh-environment North Sea jackup region is further strengthened by this commitment from Chrysaor. We look forward to delivering safe and reliable operations to our new customer.”