In recognition of the drillship’s outstanding performance in all aspects during its time in Brunei Darussalam, Shell has named Maersk Viking its 2021 Global Rig of the Year in the Floater Category.
Two one-well options on the previously announced contract with Shell Malaysia will be novated to TotalEnergies and PETRONAS.
Maersk Viking will be employed to drill at approximately 2,100 m water depth for PC Gabon Upstream S.A., a subsidiary of PETRONAS, in Block F13 offshore Gabon.
The 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking will drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap project, with the contract expected to commence in December 2021.
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) for the drillship Maersk Viking to drill one exploration well in Block 6-1 offshore the Republic of Korea.
Brunei Shell Petroleum has exercised the option to add exploration drilling of one deepwater well to the work scope of the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking.
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from BSP for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking to drill one deepwater exploration well. The contract is expected to commence in March 2021 and includes an additional one-well option.
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking which will be employed by the POSCO International Corporation, a Korean operator, for a three-well campaign.
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 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.