Maersk ultra-deepwater semi wins long-term contract off Australia

The ultra-deepwater semisub Mærsk Deliverer has received a three-year contract from Inpex Australia and joint venture participants for drilling at the Ichthys field offshore Western Australia.

Maersk Drilling’s ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Mærsk Deliverer
Maersk Drilling’s ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Mærsk Deliverer

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COPENHAGEN, DenmarkMaersk Drilling’s ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Mærsk Deliverer has received a three-year contract from Inpex Australia and joint venture participants for drilling at the Ichthys gas and condensate field in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia.

The estimated contract value is $300 million, including mobilization. The contract is expected to begin in 2Q 2020. It also includes two one-year options.

Delivered in 2010, theMærsk Deliverer is currently operating offshore Timor-Leste.

Jørn Madsen, CEO ofMaersk Drilling, said: “With this contract award we retain a well-balanced forward coverage in the floater market with long-term contracts while maintaining exposure to a market recovery.”

04/03/2019

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