LYNGBY, Denmark – Petrogas E&P Netherlands has contracted the harsh environment jackup rig Maersk Resilient to drill three wells at the B13 and A12 fields in the Dutch North Sea.
Maersk Drilling expects to start the estimated 110-day campaign this month. Firm value of the contract value is around $9.4 million.
The company will also gain exclusive options to work on some of Petrogas’ planned projects in the Dutch sector in 2021 and 2022.
At the same time, a previously agreed contract with Petrogas North Sea for drilling one well on the Birgitta field in the UK sector will be cancelled, with Maersk Drilling to receive compensation.
The contractor retains an exclusive option to drill the Birgitta well in 2021 at rates reflecting anticipated conditions in 2021.
After the program for Petrogas in the Netherlands it is due to work for Serica Energy in the UK North Sea.
The Maersk Resilient is a 350-ft (107-m), Gusto-designed MSC CJ 50 jackup that was delivered in 2008.