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Intrepid: Maximising performance in Norway

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.

Intrepid: Maximising performance in Norway

Within only three weeks, a sublet between the parties was agreed – the rig was moved from Martin Linge to Hanz, and spud was done.

Intrepid’s time at Hanz included a record of 414 “dry hole days”. Such a performance was made possible by the rig’s ability to drill 1,500m in 12¼” section and 1,300m in 8½” section within 24 hours. Intrepid’s offline capacity maximised the performance, resulting in casing and trip speed exceeding all expectations.

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