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Maersk Drilling gets four-month extension for Maersk Intrepid
Maersk Drilling gets four-month extension for Maersk Intrepid

Equinor has exercised two options of two months each for jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid. As a result, the rig is now contracted to Equinor until the end of February 2020. Two options of two months each remain undeclared on the contract.

Maersk Drilling lands one-well extension for Maersk Resolute
Maersk Drilling lands one-well extension for Maersk Resolute

Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V. has exercised an option with Maersk Drilling to extend the current contract of jack-up rig Maersk Resolute. The contract extension is for one well, A15 on the Dutch continental shelf, with an expected duration of 21 days. The exercised option extends Maersk Resolute’s confirmed work scope into March 2019.

Maersk Drilling awarded new contract for jack-up Maersk Intrepid
Maersk Drilling awarded new contract for jack-up Maersk Intrepid

Equinor has exercised options and added a new contract for jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid to continue supporting the development towards first oil at the Martin Linge field.

Maersk Drilling gets semi-sub contract offshore Timor-Leste
Maersk Drilling gets semi-sub contract offshore Timor-Leste

Maersk Drilling signs on semi-submersible rig Mærsk Deliverer with Eni for exploration well offshore Timor-Leste.

Maersk Drilling awarded deepwater contract offshore Ghana by Aker Energy
Maersk Drilling awarded deepwater contract offshore Ghana by Aker Energy

Aker Energy and Maersk Drilling have agreed upon a new contract that will send deepwater drillship Maersk Viking from the Gulf of Mexico to Ghana to start drilling an appraisal well during the fourth quarter of 2018.

Maersk Drilling signs two-year multi-service jack-up contract with Aker BP
Maersk Drilling signs two-year multi-service jack-up contract with Aker BP

Maersk Drilling and Aker BP have agreed to a new two-year contract to reactivate and quickly deploy jack-up rig Maersk Reacher in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.

Maersk Drilling secures two contract extensions in the North Sea
Maersk Drilling secures two contract extensions in the North Sea

Maersk Drilling has been awarded contract extensions for the high-efficiency jack-up rigs Maersk Resolute and Maersk Resolve by Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V. and Wintershall Noordzee B.V., respectively. The extensions allow the two rigs to continue their high-performance operations in the North Sea.

Maersk Drilling extends contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum by 2.5 years
Maersk Drilling extends contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum by 2.5 years

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract extension for the jack-up rig Maersk Convincer by Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP).

Maersk Drilling secures new contracts and contract extensions in the North Sea
Maersk Drilling secures new contracts and contract extensions in the North Sea

Maersk Drilling has been awarded three consecutive contracts for the Maersk Resolute and a contract extension for the Maersk Resolve, both operating in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.

Maersk Drilling announces four year contract with Tullow Ghana
Maersk Drilling announces four year contract with Tullow Ghana

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a four year contract for the deep-water drillship Maersk Venturer by Tullow Ghana Ltd.

Maersk Drilling announces major contract with Repsol Norge AS
Maersk Drilling announces major contract with Repsol Norge AS

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a new major contract in the North Sea for the combined drilling and production jack-up Mærsk Inspirer by Repsol

Maersk Drilling secures contract extensions for two rigs
Maersk Drilling secures contract extensions for two rigs

Maersk Drilling has been awarded two contract extensions in the North Sea. Both rigs have recently been re-activated to the North Sea from warm stacking. The estimated duration of the two extensions is 105 days.

Maersk Drilling adds one more contract for Maersk Deliverer in Southeast Asia
Maersk Drilling adds one more contract for Maersk Deliverer in Southeast Asia

The Semi-submersible Maersk Deliverer has been awarded a contract in Southeast Asia by Total E&P Malaysia. With an estimated duration of 60 days, the contract covers the drilling of one exploration well in the Block DW-N Sabah located offshore Malaysia.

Maersk Drilling reactivates semisubmersible for Southeast Asian market
Maersk Drilling reactivates semisubmersible for Southeast Asian market

Semi-submersible Maersk Deliverer has been awarded a new contract by JX Nippon with an estimated duration of 30 days

Maersk Drilling secures contracts for three rigs
Maersk Drilling secures contracts for three rigs

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract by Shell for the deepwater semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer. The contract covers the drilling and completion of three wells, and the suspension of one well, all located in block E of the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA) offshore Trinidad.

New contract secured for jack-up Maersk Resolve
New contract secured for jack-up Maersk Resolve

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the high efficiency jack-up, Maersk Resolve, by Wintershall Noordzee B.V. The one-well contract will have a duration of approximately 86 days, with further options included.

Maersk Drilling awarded extension for drillship Maersk Viking
Maersk Drilling awarded extension for drillship Maersk Viking

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract extension for the ultra-deepwater drillship Maersk Viking, by oil major ExxonMobil. The estimated value of the contract extension is USD 22.5m, with a duration of 150 days.

Maersk Drilling secures contract for Jack-Up Maersk Gallant
Maersk Drilling secures contract for Jack-Up Maersk Gallant

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the harsh environment jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant, following a competitive tendering exercise by Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited.

Maersk Drilling secures new contract for jack-up Maersk Resolute
Maersk Drilling secures new contract for jack-up Maersk Resolute

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.

Maersk Drilling secures new contract for semi-sub Mærsk Developer
Maersk Drilling secures new contract for semi-sub Mærsk Developer

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one well contract with Repsol Colombia for the deepwater semi-submersible, Mærsk Developer. The contract covers the drilling of the Siluro-1 Exploration Prospect well, estimated to have a duration of 42 days. The estimated contract value is USD 12 million, including mobilization and demobilization.

Maersk Drilling partners up with NOV to challenge traditional maintenance
Maersk Drilling partners up with NOV to challenge traditional maintenance

Maersk Drilling and National Oilwell Varco have entered into a five-year partnership to improve maintenance predictability for drilling equipment. The shared vision behind the partnership is to implement a new maintenance mind-set which will increase value for customers by minimising operational down time, while lowering maintenance cost levels.

Maersk Drilling to boost efficiency through big data
Maersk Drilling to boost efficiency through big data

With help from digital industrial giant General Electric, data from a large amount of sophisticated sensors on a drilling rig are now being processed and analysed online. The objective: To increase drilling productivity and reduce maintenance costs significantly.

New contract secured for jack-up Mærsk Gallant
New contract secured for jack-up Mærsk Gallant

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant with Maersk Oil. The contract covers the plugging and abandonment of the Leadon and James subsea fields in the UK sector of the North Sea. The duration of the contract is estimated to 230 days, with commencement in February 2017. The estimated contract value is USD 24m.

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

Maersk Drilling secures 5-year accommodation contract for jack-up Maersk Guardian
Maersk Drilling secures 5-year accommodation contract for jack-up Maersk Guardian

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with Maersk Oil for the jack-up rig Maersk Guardian for accommodation on various fields in the Danish part of the North Sea. The firm contract duration is 5 years with commencement in September 2016. The contract includes two 1-year options. The estimated contract value for the firm contract period is USD 142m.

Maersk Drilling secures contract for Maersk Venturer with Total
Maersk Drilling secures contract for Maersk Venturer with Total

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer with oil major Total. The contract covers one exploration well (estimated duration 120 days) in block 14 offshore Uruguay. The estimated contract value for the programme is USD 44m excluding mobilisation. The drilling programme is expected to commence in March 2016.

Maersk Drilling secures contract for jack-up rig Maersk Resilient
Maersk Drilling secures contract for jack-up rig Maersk Resilient

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a new contract for the jack-up rig Maersk Resilient with Danish oil company Maersk Oil. The firm contract is for three years with an estimated contract value of USD 110m. Commencement is expected in October 2015, and Maersk Resilient will do work at various fields in the Danish sector of the North Sea.

Maersk Drilling secures contract for jack-up rig Mærsk Giant with DONG Energy
Maersk Drilling secures contract for jack-up rig Mærsk Giant with DONG Energy

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a new contract for the jack-up rig Mærsk Giant with Danish energy utility DONG Energy. The firm contract covers 150 days of work on the Nini and Siri field in the Danish part of the North Sea. The estimated contract value is USD 16m. The contract is in direct continuation of the current contract with Talisman keeping Maersk Giant employed until March 2016.

Maersk Drilling and ConocoPhillips extend Mærsk Innovator contract in Norway
Maersk Drilling and ConocoPhillips extend Mærsk Innovator contract in Norway

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract extension for the jack-up rig Mærsk Innovator with ConocoPhillips Norway for work on the Eldfisk field, part of the greater Ekofisk area, offshore Norway. The duration of the contract extension is 16 months.

Maersk Drilling receives 5-year extension contract for the semi-submersible rig Heydar Aliyev
Maersk Drilling receives 5-year extension contract for the semi-submersible rig Heydar Aliyev

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a 5-year contract extension for the semi-submersible Heydar Aliyev rig with BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Limited acting as Operator of the Shah Deniz field . The rig will continue working on the development of the Shah Deniz field in the Caspian Sea offshore Azerbaijan. The extension is in direct continuation of the current contract ending May 2016 and extends the contract until May 2021. The estimated value of the contract extension is up to USD 523m.

Maersk Drilling secures contract for ultra deepwater drillship Maersk Voyager
Maersk Drilling secures contract for ultra deepwater drillship Maersk Voyager

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from eni Ghana Exploration and Production Ltd., an eni subsidiary, for employment of the newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager. The firm contract period is 3.5 years with an option to extend by one year. The total estimated revenue from the firm contract is USD 545m including mobilisation and escalations. Maersk Voyager will work on the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) Project offshore Ghana with expected commencement in July 2015.