Rig: Valaris Gorilla V

Name Valaris Gorilla V
Owner Valaris PLC
Manager Valaris PLC
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type High-Specification
Max Water Depth (ft) 400
Max Drill Depth (ft) 35000
Dimensions (ft) 306 x 300 x 36
Leg Length (ft) 573
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country UK
Region NWECS

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 2040 UDBE
Drawworks HP 4000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive Lewco LL-DDTD-750
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design LeTourneau
Rig Model Super Gorilla
Year Built 1998
Country of Build USA
Yard Name Vicksburg, Mississippi
Group Yard Name Rowan Companies

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator DNO North Sea (ex Faroe Petroleum Norge AS)


20 May 2015

Rowan announces dayrate reduction and extended term for 'Rowan Gorilla V'

Offshore rig owner Rowan Companies plc (“Rowan”) announced the successful signing of one new contract along with a number of contract extensions. Rowan secured a one-year extension for its Rowan Gorilla V jackup with Total in the UK. The new one year term is accompanied by news that Total and Rowan have agreed to a rate reduction for the unit from USD274k to USD170k covering the period from 1st January 2015 until 31st December 2015. Following this period, the rate will rise to USD175k for the remainder of the contract term in 2016. Elsewhere, the Rowan EXL III jackup was awarded a one-well, 40-day contract with ExxonMobil in the US GoM at a dayrate of USD75k and the Rowan Stavanger and Ralph Coffman units were both awarded 30-day extensions to their existing contracts in the UK and Tunisia.

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