Heydar Aliyev drilling program extended at Shah Deniz

BP Exploration has extended Maersk Drilling’s contract for the semisubmersible Heydar Aliyev by a further five years until May 2021.

Offshore staff

LYNGBY, Denmark – BP Exploration has extended Maersk Drilling’s contract for the semisubmersible Heydar Aliyev by a further five years until May 2021.

The rig is drilling development wells on theShah Deniz field in the Caspian Sea offshore Azerbaijan. Estimated value of the extension is up to $523 million.

Heydar Aliyev (ex-Maersk Explorer), delivered in 2003 is designed for year-round operations in water depths ranging from 40-1,000 m (147-3,280 ft).

07/20/2015

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