COPENHAGEN, Denmark– Maersk 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.”