Rowan Companies plc ("Rowan" or the "Company") announced that the Rowan Gorilla VI (a Super Gorilla class jack-up) has been extended by Shell in Trinidad. The rig will continue its current drilling program until approximately March of 2019. Thereafter, the Rowan Gorilla VI will be used for platform support and accommodations work until approximately September of 2019, with an option to extend this work further until November 2019.
Rowan is a global provider of contract drilling services with a fleet of 25 mobile offshore drilling units, composed of 21 self-elevating jack-up rigs and four ultra-deepwater drillships. The Company's fleet operates worldwide, including the United States Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, the Middle East, the Mediterranean Sea, and Trinidad. Additionally, the Company is a 50/50 partner in a joint venture with Saudi Aramco, entitled ARO Drilling, that owns a fleet of seven self-elevating jack-up rigs that operate in the Arabian Gulf. The Company's Class A Ordinary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "RDC." For more information on the Company, please visit www.rowan.com.