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.
The Maersk Valiant engaged in an energy-efficiency project using an Energy Management System (MSPS) to capture real-time consumption onboard.
Drilling the first exploration well offshore Uruguay in 40 years, Maersk Venturer commenced a new operation in Uruguay for Total in March 2016.
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.
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.
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.
Prior to entering Colombia for the first time, the semi-submersible Mærsk Developer was reactivated from warm stacking to drill one well for Repsol.
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.