Customer Shell has chosen Maersk Convincer as jack-up of the year, in recognition of the rig’s successful operation offshore Brunei. The result was achieved in combination with a high focus on local development, exceeding targets on both local content and local procurement.
In approximately 15 months the Voyager was able to drill fifteen new wells, re-enter three wells, drill four sidetrack sections and run lower completion on nine wells.
The Maersk Valiant engaged in an energy-efficiency project using an Energy Management System (MSPS) to capture real-time consumption onboard.
The Integrator Rig Team works actively with our clients to identify projects that can lead to safe and more-efficient operations.
In July 2015, Maersk Drilling commenced operation in Ghana for the first time, utilizing the ultra deepwater drillship, Maersk Voyager.
The Integrator Rig Team takes active ownership of the need to reduce the environmental impacts of drilling operations.
In 2018, Maersk Resolute was undertaking an extensive Plug and Abandonment campaign in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
For projects involving shallow water drilling in the North Sea, an appropriately equipped jack-up rig may be a better fit for the task than a semi-submersible rig.
In May 2015, Maersk Discoverer completed drilling the HPHT well Atoll-1 in Egypt for customer BP.
Managed pressure drilling (MPD) has been lacking in the US Gulf of Mexico for a long period, Maersk Valiant presented an opportunity to bring a state-of-the-art drillship into the Gulf with an MPD system.
New technology has allowed Total to save the need to drill a 5th oil well.
Maersk Viking performed several extraordinary operations in the US Gulf of Mexico. On the second well in the Julia project, the drillship had to complete a flow back operation.
Operating for Maersk Oil (now Total), Maersk Resilient has been granted a safety award by the customer for two years in a row (2017 and 2018) for ‘A Perfect HSE Period: Accomplished for Outstanding Safety Performance’.
Performing plug & abandonment work for client BP Norway, Maersk Reacher finished impressively 558 days ahead of schedule.
From 2014 to 2016, Maersk Resolve worked in the North Sea for operator DONG Energy on the Hejre field.
In May 2017, the Maersk Invincible became the world’s first harsh environment rig to operate entirely on shore power.
In preparation for performing P&A work for Wintershall in the Danish sector, the Maersk Resolve team was able to aid to the
customer during the entire drilling application process.
At Eldfisk 2/7 S platform, the operator ConocoPhillips identified an immediate need for Mærsk Innovator to install MPD to stabilise the downhole formation equipment.
In just one day, Maersk Interceptor drilled more than a mile, exactly 1742 meters, setting a new Norwegian drilling record.
Operating for ConocoPhillips offshore Norway, Mærsk Innovator needed to be able to work above the design airgap of 45 metres.
Working for ExxonMobil in the Gulf of Mexico on the Julia Project, the operation faced some of the highest pressures ever seen by the offshore industry.
The philosophy in Ghana behind the Maersk Drilling / Rigworld joint venture is simple: develop maximum local capacity through a strong partnership.
The Maersk Reacher has recently returned to operation at the Valhall field for the client Aker BP after an extended stacking period in Invergordon.
Drilling the first exploration well offshore Uruguay in 40 years, Maersk Venturer commenced a new operation in Uruguay for Total in March 2016.
Since built in 2014, Maersk Interceptor has shown steady performance on 12 locations. In 2018 during subsea development for Spirit Energy in Norway, the rig, crew and onshore technical department showed results in operational excellence.
Maersk Explorer won BP’s ‘Creating Efficiencies’ award for its performance in the first quarter of 2017.
Operating offshore Malaysia in a water depth of 2855m, a collaboration with Weatherford resulted in a world record.
Customer Shell has named Mærsk Developer winner of Shell’s 2018 Rig of the Year award for floaters. Despite what could be perceived as a challenging start, a new shore base was set up in Trinidad, the rig was successfully reactivated, and the Developer team delivered an outstanding operational achievement with zero incidents.
In November 2015, Maersk Convincer successfully completed four years of operation for Petronas Carigali offshore Malaysia.
Onboard Maersk Convincer, Maersk Drilling is engaging in new ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
During the start-up phase the rig was modified to be able to operate in MPD mode, with this conversion being both installed and tested within budget and time.
In January 2018, Maersk Drilling commenced operations in Trinidad & Tobago for Shell. Upon spudding the first well, 50% of the rig’s manning were locals.
Maersk Discoverer team completed the Giza Fayoum well five days ahead of schedule, drilling in just 285 metres of water.
Performing workovers for Total offshore Denmark, Maersk Resilient saved our customer both time and costs by introducing improved procedures supporting various parts of the operation.
After its reactivation from warm stacking, Maersk Resolute showed stellar performance in the Dutch sector for TAQA, DANA and Petrogas.
The Interceptor team and the operator, Det Norske, carried out a trial in 2015 involving picking up and racking of sand screens in the derrick utilising all pipe handling equipment.
In June 2018, operator AkerBP was in a need of a rig to perform an appraisal of the Hanz field. At that time, Maersk Intrepid
was assigned to Equinor at the Martin Linge field.
In the Solaris project for Total E&P, Mærsk Gallant drilled a recordbreaking ultra-high-pressure – high-temperature (HPHT) well on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in 2016.
As a result of ‘bow tie’ workshops to identify risks, our self-verification system was developed jointly between BP and Maersk Explorer teams.
Prior to entering Colombia for the first time, the semi-submersible Mærsk Developer was reactivated from warm stacking to drill one well for Repsol.
During Mærsk Deliverer’s four years of operation in Angola, the employment of locals both offshore and onshore continuously increased.
Maersk Highlander performing from the start at Culzean. The good performance was enabled by outstanding preparation, before Highlander's arrival to Culzean.
Since Maersk Drilling became one of the first contractors to achieve an approved HSE case for Brunei waters in 2008, the Maersk Completer team has continuously worked to promote local business development in the country.
23 November 2017 marked the seven-year anniversary of no LTIs onboard Maersk Completer.
The successful plug and abandon (P&A) operation at the James and Leadon fields in the UK sector was driven first and foremost by collaboration.
During the 1½-year-long plug and abandonment campaign undertaken by Maersk Invincible at the Valhall DP platform, the rig performed consistently and efficiently, resulting in no “Total Recordable Cases” since new build, and saving our client
more that 1 billion NOK compared to original budget.