Maersk Resolve finishes work early, contract terminated

The Maersk Resolve has finalised the planned work scope for DONG Energy at the Hejre field in the Danish sector of the North Sea, and Maersk Drilling has therefore received a letter of early termination. The original contract was scheduled to end in January 2017. The compensation under the early termination agreement leaves Maersk Drilling financially neutral to the original contract.

Maersk Resolve finishes work early, contract terminated

“We are all acutely aware of the difficult market situation we are facing in the offshore drilling industry, however, it is gratifying to see a rig like the Maersk Resolve and her crew outperform expectations and complete her work scope several months ahead of schedule for the complex HPHT development at Hejre,” says Head of Global Sales, Michael Reimer Mortensen and continues:

“The Maersk Resolve and her crew has delivered a great performance throughout the duration of the contract, and we aim to secure a new contract for the rig as soon as possible.”

Maersk Resolve is a High Efficiency jack-up built in 2009 and is designed for year-round operation in harsh environments and in water depths of up to 350ft. The rig is fully HPHT capable and prepared for Managed Pressure Drilling technology.

About Maersk Drilling
Maersk Drilling’s modern fleet counts 23 drilling rigs including deepwater drillships and semi-submersibles as well as high-end jack-up rigs. Further, Maersk Drilling has one ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig under construction. Maersk Drilling employs an international staff of 3,500 people and generated a profit (NOPAT) of USD 751m in 2015. For further information, see


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