Press release

Total E&P Norge A/S takes over jack-up Mærsk Gallant from Statoil

Statoil has cancelled the contract for the harsh environment jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant. A cancellation fee is due to Maersk Drilling, and will be handled in accordance with the contract. Concurrently, Maersk Drilling has signed a new contract with Total E&P Norge A/S for Mærsk Gallant in direct continuation of the cancelled contract. The contract cancellation and new contract will be financially neutral to Maersk Drilling.

Total E&P Norge A/S takes over jack-up Mærsk Gallant from Statoil

Mærsk Gallant has been on contract with Statoil since August 2014, and has since October 2015 been sub-chartered to ConocoPhillips. From February 2016 until August 2016, Mærsk Gallant will undertake the new contract with Total E&P Norge A/S.

For further information, please contact Michael Harboe-Jorgensen, Head of Strategy & Stakeholder Relations on +45 2328 5733.

About Maersk Drilling
Maersk Drilling’s modern fleet counts 22 drilling rigs including drillships, deepwater semi-submersibles and 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 4,000 people and generated a profit (NOPAT) of USD 751m in 2015. For further information, see www.maerskdrilling.com

Contact

Tine Østergaard Hansen
Tine Østergaard Hansen
Head of Corporate Communication & Sustainability

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