Rowan Companies, Inc. is a major provider of international and domestic offshore contract drilling services with a leading position in high-specification jack-up rigs. The company's fleet of 31 jack-up rigs is located worldwide, including the Middle East, the North Sea, Trinidad, Southeast Asia and the Gulf of Mexico. Rowan recently announced plans to enter the ultradeepwater market with three high-specification drillships expected to be delivered starting in late 2013.
Currently, Rowan owns and operates 11 jack-up units in the Arabian Gulf Region. Along with its partnership with Rawabi holding in Saudi Arabia, Rowan maintains offices in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to manage its regional business.