Offshore drilling contractor Rowan Companies has picked up more work for its jack-up rigs in Norway, the Gulf of Mexico and Saudi Arabia.
According to its latest fleet status report, the company has extended its contract for the Gilbert Rowe rig which it currently operates for Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia, at the current dayrate of $69,000 until 30 June 2017.
Lundin exercised a 90-day priced option on the Rowan Viking in Norway, and has available a further 90-day option, with its dayrate cut from $230,000 to $180,000.
Perenco has signed a contract for the Rowan Gorilla VII drilling rig to operate at an undisclosed dayrate below $100,000 with an estimated duration of 60-200 days.
Rowan Companies has also signed an extension with Total for the Rowan Gorilla V for eight months at an undisclosed dayrate below $100,000.
In the Gulf of Mexico, Arena has exercised a 90-day priced option for the Rowan EXL III jack-up rig. The rig is contracted until September 2017.