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Rowan Companies has signed a contract with Devon Energy for the Gorilla class jackup Gorilla II in the Gulf of Mexico. The two-year commitment should begin in January 2009 and is expected to provide approximately $137 million of drilling revenues. The rig will be performing drilling services as well as assisting Devon with various construction projects.

Rowan jackup gets 2-year commitment in Gulf of Mexico

Danny McNease, Rowan chairman and chief executive officer, commented, “On the heels of the record jackup dayrate recently awarded to our first 240C-class rig, the Rowan Mississippi, the historically well-to-well Gulf of Mexico market has provided Rowan with a second two-year commitment in a matter of weeks. We believe that this market will continue to recognize and reward contractors with premium equipment and experienced drilling personnel, and we look forward to additional opportunities.”

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