Kevin Cowieson

Region: Global
Marketing & Business Development Manager
Phone: +44 1224 767500

Archer is a global market leading offshore drilling and P&A contractor who predominantly specialise in fixed installations but also support modular and mobile operations. Our portfolio includes 44 platform rigs, 3 semi-submersibles, 2 modular rigs and 1 MODU tender barge. We are responsible for the operation, maintenance and recertification of all elements of the drilling equipment on each of these assets. We have almost 2000 skilled and experienced drilling and maintenance discipline employees who have specialist knowledge of drilling operations, management and equipment maintenance. We have a multi skilled workforce, many of whom are trained to be able to execute multiple services which help our clients to deliver a sustainable business by reducing personnel offshore and logistics costs.

We are also able to supply drilling tubulars, associated handling equipment and other drilling equipment to all operators to fulfil short or long term requirements to establish and sustain well operations.

Our heritage dates back over 45 years in the North Sea, since we were established in 1972 and thanks to our robust reputation for always ensuring we maintain a safe working environment for our people, delivering optimum performance invariably above client expectations with integrity and consistency we are the market leader in our field, which is demonstrated by our consistently high market share.

Our vision is to do things right the first time, every time and be the contractor of choice for all operators who require Platform Drilling services as we seek to grow our business and product lines internationally.


Today, Archer is proud to work with:

  • Apache North Sea Limited
  • Aker BP ASA
  • Chevron
  • ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS
  • Energean Oil & Gas
  • Equinor
  • Fairfield Energy
  • Marathon Oil
  • Repsol Norge AS
  • Repsol Sinopec Resources UK
  • Shell U.K. Limited

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