Rowan Companies Inc.    



2800 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 5450

Houston, TX 77056-6127

United States

(713) 621-7800

Company description

Rowan Companies Inc. was organized in 1947 as a Delaware corporation under the name Rowan Drilling Company Inc., which was successor to a contract drilling business conducted since 1923. The company provides international and domestic contract drilling services, and it also owns and operates a manufacturing division that produces equipment for the drilling, mining and timber industries. The company's offshore drilling operations are conducted in various markets throughout the world, and its onshore drilling operations are located in the U.S. At February 16, 2010, the Rowan had nine offshore rigs in the Middle East, eight in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, two in the North Sea, and one each offshore West Africa, Eastern Canada, Mexico and Egypt. Of the company's land rigs, 21 were located in Texas, six in Lousiana, one in Oklahoma and one in Alaska. Its manufacturing operations are conducted by LeTourneau Technologies Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company. The company's drilling products and systems segment designs and manufactures primary drilling equipment as well as variable-speed motors, variable-frequency drive systems and other electrical components for the oil and gas, marine, mining and dredging industries. Its mining, forestry and steel products segment manufactures heavy equipment, such as large wheeled front-end loaders, diesel-electric powered log stackers and steel plate products.

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News and information about Rowan Companies Inc.

United States : Rowan Re-Names New Modern Jack-Ups in Honor of Rowan History
Mena Report; April 14, 2018; 662 words
To honor Rowans rich history, Rowan Companies (Rowan or the Company) has renamed our newest rigs, two LeTourneau Super 116E jack-up rigs, after late Rowan retirees who...
United Kingdom : Rowan Announces Contract with Shell for the Rowan Viking
Mena Report; April 4, 2018; 413 words
Rowan Companies plc ("Rowan" or the "Company") announced that the Rowan Viking, an N-Class ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig, has...
Rowan Companies' Rowan Viking Receives Five-Well Program from Shell UK
International Resource News (IRN); April 3, 2018; 324 words
International Resource News-April 3, 2018--Rowan Companies' Rowan Viking receives five-well program International Resource News - 03 April 2018 Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC), a global provider of contract...
Tidewater Names David Darling and Mark Parker to Its Management Team
Entertainment Close-up; March 24, 2018; 407 words
...and taxation. Prior to his appointment with Tidewater, Parker served as Senior International Tax Manager for Rowan Companies Inc. since 2008, where he was responsible for global tax planning. More information: ((Comments...
Gov. Abbott Appoints 3 to University of Houston System Board of Regents
US Fed News Service, Including US State News; March 14, 2018; 626 words
...president of Cameron International. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for Occidental Petroleum, KBR, and Rowan Companies PLC. He is a member of the United Way of Greater Houston Executive Board and a board member of Memorial Assistance Ministries...
Form 8-K: Rowan Files Current Report
US Fed News Service, Including US State News; March 4, 2018; 393 words
...2018, the independent members of the board of directors of Rowan Companies plc (the "Company") approved changes to the compensation...annual awards under the Company's 2013 Amended and Restated Rowan Companies plc Incentive Plan of 500% of his base salary.More information...
Tidewater Names New President and Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors
International Resource News (IRN); February 16, 2018; 419 words
...roles. Earlier in his career, he served in various roles of increasing levels of responsibility with Chiles Offshore and Rowan Companies. He served as chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association from 2014 to 2015 and presently holds an Ex-Officio...
Rowan Schedules 4th Quarter and Full Year 2017 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call
Health & Beauty Close-Up; February 5, 2018; 473 words
Rowan Companies reported it plans to report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2017 on Wednesday, February 28, before the...

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Industry information

NAICS codes 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are used to classify businesses for the purpose of collecting statistical data related to the U.S. economy. NAICS codes have been assigned to international companies to help organize all companies by type of activity.  

Primary: 213111 - Drilling Oil and Gas Wells

333120 - Construction Machinery Manufacturing

481211 - Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air Transportation


SIC codes 
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes classify establishments by their primary type of activity. SIC codes are a U.S. Census Bureau system but can apply to international companies.  

Primary: 1381 - Drilling Oil and Gas Wells industry report

3531 - Construction Machinery and Equipment industry report

4522 - Air Transportation, Nonscheduled industry report