Rig: Rowan Gorilla III

Name Rowan Gorilla III
Owner Rowan
Manager Rowan
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Premium
Max Water Depth (ft) 350
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 297 x 292 x 30
Leg Length (ft) 504
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country --
Region --

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 1625 DE
Drawworks HP --
Mud Pumps Type Continental Emsco FB-1600 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco PS2-650/650
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1300000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design LeTourneau
Rig Model Gorilla
Year Built 1985
Country of Build USA
Yard Name Vicksburg, Mississippi
Group Yard Name Marathon LeTourneau Offshore

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Retired


9 Dec 2013

Trintiy Exploration & Production use 'Rowan Gorilla III' to strike oil in Trinidad

Trinity Exploration & Production (Trinity) has announced that the company has struck oil whilst drilling the TGAL-1 wildcat well in Trinidad & Tobago. Trinity used the ‘Rowan Gorilla III’ jackup rig to drill the wildcat well in the Galeota licence. Trinity spudded the well on the 31st October 2013 and intersected five oil bearing reservoir packages before drilling was stopped after the well reached a total depth of 5,694ft. Trinity is now evaluating whether further appraisal of the discovery is required. The ‘Rowan Gorilla III’ is currently contracted to a consortium of oil & gas operators in Trinidad including, Trinity, Centrica, EOG Resources and Repsol and is contracted firmly until November 2014.

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