McMoRan contracts Rowan-Mississippi

McMoRan Oil & Gas has awarded Rowan Companies a two-year, $160-million drilling contract for the new 240C class jackup Rowan-Mississippi.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- McMoRan Oil & Gas has awarded Rowan Companies a two-year, $160-million drilling contract for the new 240C class jackup Rowan-Mississippi.

The rig will drill one or more ultra deep gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, including additional drilling on the Blackbeard prospect.

TheRowan-Mississippi is currently at Rowan's Sabine Pass, Texas facility for final outfitting. The rig is scheduled for christening on Nov. 1, 2008, and should begin operations in the Gulf of Mexico immediately thereafter.

09/02/2008

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