Mid-term drilling prospects bright offshore Norway, contractor claims

Maersk Drilling sees steady demand for jackup drilling rigs offshore Norway over the next few years, with various field discoveries under evaluation.

The jackup Maersk Resilient will drill one subsea well for Serica Energy in 2020.
The jackup Maersk Resilient will drill one subsea well for Serica Energy in 2020.
(Courtesy Maersk Drilling)

Offshore staff

LYNGBY, DenmarkMaersk Drilling sees steady demand for jackup drilling rigs offshore Norway over the next few years, with various field discoveries under evaluation.

In its latest results statement, the company revealed it was in negotiations with various customers for longer-duration assignments starting in 2021.

It is also targeting various opportunities in UK and Dutch waters starting in 2020 and 2021, with both short and longer-term durations.

Among the company’s latest awards, the drillship Maersk Viking’s three-well contract with POSCO International offshore Myanmar should start at the end of this year, likewise a three-well exploration campaign for the drillship Maersk Voyage offshore Angola (Total is the client).

Next year’s fixtures include a one subsea-well development for Serica Energy (jackup Maersk Resilient); with an estimated duration of 154 days plus an additional one-well option; and the jackup Maersk Interceptor’s one-well exploration contract with MOL Norge offshore Norway.

11/27/2019

More in Rigs/Vessels