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.
Prior to entering Colombia for the first time, the semi-submersible Mærsk Developer was reactivated from warm stacking to drill one well for Repsol.
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.
In May 2015, Maersk Discoverer completed drilling the HPHT well Atoll-1 in Egypt for customer BP.
Maersk Discoverer team completed the Giza Fayoum well five days ahead of schedule, drilling in just 285 metres of water.
During Mærsk Deliverer’s four years of operation in Angola, the employment of locals both offshore and onshore continuously increased.
Operating offshore Malaysia in a water depth of 2855m, a collaboration with Weatherford resulted in a world record.
As a result of ‘bow tie’ workshops to identify risks, our self-verification system was developed jointly between BP and Maersk Explorer teams.
Maersk Explorer won BP’s ‘Creating Efficiencies’ award for its performance in the first quarter of 2017.
Maersk Highlander performing from the start at Culzean. The good performance was enabled by outstanding preparation, before Highlander's arrival to Culzean.
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 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.
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.
The Integrator Rig Team takes active ownership of the need to reduce the environmental impacts of drilling operations.
The Integrator Rig Team works actively with our clients to identify projects that can lead to safe and more-efficient operations.
In just one day, Maersk Interceptor drilled more than a mile, exactly 1742 meters, setting a new Norwegian drilling record.
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.
New technology has allowed Total to save the need to drill a 5th oil well.
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.
Operating for ConocoPhillips offshore Norway, Mærsk Innovator needed to be able to work above the design airgap of 45 metres.
In May 2017, the Maersk Invincible became the world’s first harsh environment rig to operate entirely on shore power.
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 than 1 billion NOK compared to original budget.
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.
From 2014 to 2016, Maersk Resolve worked in the North Sea for operator DONG Energy on the Hejre field.
In 2018, Maersk Resolute was undertaking an extensive Plug and Abandonment campaign in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
After its reactivation from warm stacking, Maersk Resolute showed stellar performance in the Dutch sector for TAQA, DANA and Petrogas.
The Maersk Reacher has recently returned to operation at the Valhall field for the client Aker BP after an extended stacking period in Invergordon.
Performing plug & abandonment work for client BP Norway, Maersk Reacher finished impressively 558 days ahead of schedule.
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 workovers for Total offshore Denmark, Maersk Resilient saved our customer both time and costs by introducing improved procedures supporting various parts of the operation.
The Maersk Valiant engaged in an energy-efficiency project using an Energy Management System (MSPS) to capture real-time consumption onboard.
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.
The philosophy in Ghana behind the Maersk Drilling / Rigworld joint venture is simple: develop maximum local capacity through a strong partnership.
Drilling the first exploration well offshore Uruguay in 40 years, Maersk Venturer commenced a new operation in Uruguay for Total in March 2016.
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.
In July 2015, Maersk Drilling commenced operation in Ghana for the first time, utilizing the ultra deepwater drillship, Maersk Voyager.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When borders close, global business becomes difficult. For an international service company like Maersk Drilling with people moving across countries and continents, this obviously represents a huge challenge.
A unique financial position in offshore drilling driven by an unparalleled CJ70 jack-up fleet, unique customer relations and partnerships, and high revenue visibility and financial flexibility.
Focusing on four key focus areas, Maersk Drilling’s Supply Chain function is working around the clock to secure business continuity for our customers.
The coronavirus crisis is putting many parts of our industry under heavy pressure. In Maersk Drilling our onshore and offshore teams are working dedicated with our customer to meet the challenges.
As Vice President and Head of HSSE for Maersk Drilling, I have been at the heart of the crisis. Here, I share my thoughts on how to adapt to meet these unprecedented challenges.
In April, Maersk Viking, after 147 days of successful operations with POSCO INTERNATIONAL, departed Myanmar. Despite the difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 crisis, a proactive response meant that the drillship could continue operations and even pushed the boundaries for shallow water drilling.
A.P. Moller Holding, the main shareholder of Maersk Drilling, and A.P. Moller - Maersk have established the Maersk Bridge: an air bridge and supply chain operation to secure delivery of PPE to health care workers in Denmark.
Can a Special Periodic Survey (SPS) be remotely commissioned? This is currently being tested on board Maersk Resolute, located in Esbjerg Harbour, Denmark.
As the new realities of working with COVID-19 emerge, Maersk Drilling's Head of HSSE looks back at the last few weeks to reflect on what he has learnt so far, and why those learnings will help the offshore industry grow stronger by continuing to adapt to a continually changing global situation.
As part of a highly impressive campaign for Aker BP, the XLE jack-up became the first rig on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to go beyond 2000m on a 12 ¼” section inside 24 hours.
Maersk Valiant has recently completed a drilling program offshore Mexico. During operations, the rig successfully employed the deepwater Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) system to address downhole challenges on one of the exploration wells.
As the global pandemic reaches record levels around the world, the Maersk Drilling COVID-19 Task Force continues to closely monitor the situation and implement precautionary measures across the business to keep people and operations safe.
One and a half years ago Maersk Drilling launched a new safety approach - Safety as a Capacity. It’s already showing a positive impact on both the number and severity of safety incidents in the company. Incident levels are at their lowest in five years and there have been no incidents with serious injuries for more than 15 months.
In early July Maersk Drilling successfully delivered a virtual Drill Well on Paper (eDWOP) workshop for a campaign with Maersk Voyager for Total Angola.
In 2019, we operated in Equatorial Guinea for the very first time with Maersk Voyager – a start-up that was remarkable in multiple ways.
For the first time ever, crew on Maersk Voyager successfully installed, commissioned and certified a drill floor workbasket using NOV’s remote headset technology called TrackerVision.
IADC North Sea Chapter awards the rig’s outstanding achievements during the challenging Culzean campaign.
Despite drilling during a global pandemic, we were able to complete this exploration well for Petronas ahead of schedule – and resulting in a discovery for Petronas.
During this shallow water drilling campaign for CGX, drilling two exploration wells, the rig will operate in a depth of around 370 metres using state-of-the-art dynamic positioning.