STAVANGER, Norway– Maersk Drilling has issued an update on its offshore drilling rig fleet.
Shell has contracted the deepwater semisubmersible Mærsk Developer for four wells in block E of the East Coast Marine Area offshore Trinidad. The contract covers the drilling and completion of three wells, and the suspension of one well.
Beginning in January 2018, the firm contract duration is estimated at eight-nine months with options for more than two years of additional work. It also includes the provision of additional in-field integrated services.
TheMærsk Developer is currently located in Aruba having completed its last drilling campaign for Repsol Colombia in June 2017.
Maersk Drilling has also received contract extensions for two jackup drilling rigs in the North Sea.
Wintershall Noordzee B.V. has extended the contract for theMaersk Resolve from the original 86 days to a minimum of 160-190 days, including further options.
Petrogas E&P Netherlands has extended the contract for theMaersk Resolute. The extension covers P&A work at the Q1 Halfweg platform and brings the contract from 95 days up to a total of 140 days.