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    North Sea contract for Gorilla VII

    Contracts, Tenders and Rates // October 25, 2002
    Rowan Companies has announced the contracting of its Super Gorilla class jack-up, the Rowan Gorilla VII, to Tuscan Energy (Scotland) Limited for a simultaneous drilling and production program in the Ardmore Field in the UK sector of the central North Sea.

    The contract, which is subject to certain regulatory approvals, is for a firm period of 18 months and includes the drilling of up to four wells, with options for up to an additional 42 months. Operations are scheduled to commence late in the second quarter of 2003.

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