Shell Extends Jackup Contract in Trinidad
Shell has extended its contract for the Rowan Gorilla VI jackup in Trinidad, Rowan Companies plc reported Wednesday.
According to Rowan, the Super Gorilla class jackup will continue its current drilling program until approximately March of this year. Afterward, the rig will be used for platform support and accommodations work until approximately November 2019, the company noted. Shell will also have an option to extend the work further until November 2019, Rowan also stated.
Placed into service in 2000, the Rowan Gorilla VI boasts a maximum drilling depth of 35,000 feet in up to 400 feet of water, Rowan states on its website.
Shell has maintained a presence in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) for more than 100 years, according to the supermajor’s website. Shell T&T is involved in seven offshore and onshore blocks in the Caribbean twin-island country. Its offshore operations are located in T&T’s East Coast and North Coast marine areas, and the company also owns interests in each of the four trains of the country’s LNG Atlantic export facility.
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