Rowan Drilling has been handed an improvement notice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an inspection of its Rowan Gorilla V jackup rig.
Rowan Drilling has announced the purchase of two jack-up rigs from Petrobras for a price of $35.8 million each.
Rowan Drilling is continuing to make changes after it was hit with a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) improvement notice five months ago.
An investigation is underway after the extraction of crude petroleum from a jack-up rig in the North Sea when a crane boom collapsed.
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said it found a number of non-conformities on the Rowan Viking facility regarding emergency preparedness and logistics.
The widow of a north-east oilman who died of a rare cancer has collected thousands of pounds for the hospice that looked after him in his final days.
Rowan Drilling UK is said to be considering reducing its headcount by up to 900 positions. The Aberdeen-based company is understood to have issued an “at risk notice” to its entire workforce. According to reports, offshore employees of Rowan Drilling UK North Sea have also received a second communication which notified them the redundancy consultation process had begun.