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 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.
With a total depth of 5,941 metres, Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian continental shelf.
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.