Maersk Drilling has been awarded a new contract with Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V. for the High Efficiency jack-up, Maersk Resolute. The firm contract covers the drilling of the two wells, A8 and A9 in the A12 block of the Dutch continental shelf. The drilling of the two wells is estimated to have a duration of 75 days. Furthermore, an option to extend the contract for up to five additional wells exist.
Operations are expected to commence in June 2017 in the Dutch Sector of the North Sea.
“I am very pleased that Maersk Drilling has been able to secure a new contract for the jack-up, Maersk Resolute. Despite the current market situation, Maersk Drilling continues to be able to build on its contract backlog. We look forward to working closely with our customer Petrogas E&P Netherlands in delivering an efficient and safe drilling campaign,” says Michael Reimer Mortensen, Vice President and Head of Global Sales in Maersk Drilling.
Maersk Resolute is currently warm-stacked in the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark and has now started preparing for the upcoming drilling campaign.
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Maersk Drilling’s modern fleet counts 24 drilling rigs including drillships, deepwater semi-submersibles and high-end jack-up rigs. Maersk Drilling employs an international staff of 3,500 people and generated a profit (NOPAT) of USD 751m in 2015. For further information, see www.maerskdrilling.com