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Cases

Read about our experiences tackling challenges globally

Deliverer: Water depth record deployment of PMCD
Deliverer: Water depth record deployment of PMCD

Operating offshore Malaysia in a water depth of 2855m, a collaboration with Weatherford resulted in a world record.

Convincer Drilling HPHT offshore Malaysia
Convincer Drilling HPHT offshore Malaysia

In November 2015, Maersk Convincer successfully completed four years of operation for Petronas Carigali offshore Malaysia.

Voyager: Completing 200 days ahead of schedule in Ghana
Voyager: Completing 200 days ahead of schedule in Ghana

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.

Maersk Rigworld Ghana Ltd – A joint venture to be proud of
Maersk Rigworld Ghana Ltd – A joint venture to be proud of

The philosophy in Ghana behind the Maersk Drilling / Rigworld joint venture is simple: develop maximum local capacity through a strong partnership.

Invincible: Performing P&A – safely and efficiently
Invincible: Performing P&A – safely and efficiently

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.

Intrepid: Maximising performance in Norway
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.

Gallant drills to record depths on Norwegian shelf
Gallant drills to record depths on Norwegian shelf

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.

Voyager: Generating shared value in Ghana
Voyager: Generating shared value in Ghana

In July 2015, Maersk Drilling commenced operation in Ghana for the first time, utilizing the ultra deepwater drillship, Maersk Voyager.

Viking: Extended flow back operations in the US Gulf of Mexico
Viking: Extended flow back operations in the US Gulf of Mexico

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.

Venturer: Spudding the world's deepest well in strong currents
Venturer: Spudding the world's deepest well in strong currents

Drilling the first exploration well offshore Uruguay in 40 years, Maersk Venturer commenced a new operation in Uruguay for Total in March 2016.

Valiant: Driving Energy Efficiency to reduce costs and CO2 emissions
Valiant: Driving Energy Efficiency to reduce costs and CO2 emissions

The Maersk Valiant engaged in an energy-efficiency project using an Energy Management System (MSPS) to capture real-time consumption onboard.

Two perfect HSE periods for Resilient
Two perfect HSE periods for Resilient

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’.

Maersk Resolute performs after reactivation
Maersk Resolute performs after reactivation

After its reactivation from warm stacking, Maersk Resolute showed stellar performance in the Dutch sector for TAQA, DANA and Petrogas.

Reactivation of Reacher
Reactivation of Reacher

The Maersk Reacher has recently returned to operation at the Valhall field for the client Aker BP after an extended stacking period in Invergordon.

Resolute: Collaborating for efficiency
Resolute: Collaborating for efficiency

In 2018, Maersk Resolute was undertaking an extensive Plug and Abandonment campaign in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.

Resolve: Achieving Danish safety case in record time
Resolve: Achieving Danish safety case in record time

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.

Interceptor setting a Norwegian record by drilling more than a mile in one day
Interceptor setting a Norwegian record by drilling more than a mile in one day

In just one day, Maersk Interceptor drilled more than a mile, exactly 1742 meters, setting a new Norwegian drilling record.

Interceptor: An industry first with sand screen running
Interceptor: An industry first with sand screen running

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.

Highlander off to a head start
Highlander off to a head start

Maersk Highlander performing from the start at Culzean. The good performance was enabled by outstanding preparation, before Highlander's arrival to Culzean.

Implementing self-verification onboard Maersk Explorer
Implementing self-verification onboard Maersk Explorer

As a result of ‘bow tie’ workshops to identify risks, our self-verification system was developed jointly between BP and Maersk Explorer teams.

Deliverer Creating local content in Angola
Deliverer Creating local content in Angola

During Mærsk Deliverer’s four years of operation in Angola, the employment of locals both offshore and onshore continuously increased.

Viking facing some of the highest pressures in the offshore industry
Viking facing some of the highest pressures in the offshore industry

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.

Discoverer Drilling HPHT wells offshore Egypt
Discoverer Drilling HPHT wells offshore Egypt

In May 2015, Maersk Discoverer completed drilling the HPHT well Atoll-1 in Egypt for customer BP.

Completer: Seven years without any LTIs
Completer: Seven years without any LTIs

23 November 2017 marked the seven-year anniversary of no LTIs onboard Maersk Completer.

Completer: Promoting local business development in Brunei
Completer: Promoting local business development in Brunei

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.

Convincer: Fuel efficiency
Convincer: Fuel efficiency

Onboard Maersk Convincer, Maersk Drilling is engaging in new ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Discoverer: Shallow Water DP Record–Record-breaking 285m FS-2 well
Discoverer: Shallow Water DP Record–Record-breaking 285m FS-2 well

Maersk Discoverer team completed the Giza Fayoum well five days ahead of schedule, drilling in just 285 metres of water.

Developer: Successful reactivation in Colombia
Developer: Successful reactivation in Colombia

Prior to entering Colombia for the first time, the semi-submersible Mærsk Developer was reactivated from warm stacking to drill one well for Repsol.

Integrator: Diverter line modification
Integrator: Diverter line modification

The Integrator Rig Team works actively with our clients to identify projects that can lead to safe and more-efficient operations.

Gallant successfully abandons seven subsea wells in the North Sea
Gallant successfully abandons seven subsea wells in the North Sea

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.

Explorer: A good year in Shah Deniz
Explorer: A good year in Shah Deniz

Maersk Explorer won BP’s ‘Creating Efficiencies’ award for its performance in the first quarter of 2017.

Valiant drilling successfully with a customised MPD system
Valiant drilling successfully with a customised MPD system

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.

Creating local jobs in Trinidad Tobago
Creating local jobs in Trinidad Tobago

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.

Resilient setting new benchmarks for completing workovers
Resilient setting new benchmarks for completing workovers

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.

Reacher: Successfully abandoning wells offshore Norway
Reacher: Successfully abandoning wells offshore Norway

Performing plug & abandonment work for client BP Norway, Maersk Reacher finished impressively 558 days ahead of schedule.

Resolve: Drilling HPHT wells in the North Sea
Resolve: Drilling HPHT wells in the North Sea

From 2014 to 2016, Maersk Resolve worked in the North Sea for operator DONG Energy on the Hejre field.

Maersk Invincible: world’s first jack-up running on shore power
Maersk Invincible: world’s first jack-up running on shore power

In May 2017, the Maersk Invincible became the world’s first harsh environment rig to operate entirely on shore power.

Intrepid: Hi-tech rig on Martin Linge field
Intrepid: Hi-tech rig on Martin Linge field

New technology has allowed Total to save the need to drill a 5th oil well.

Drilling the undrillable
Drilling the undrillable

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 in MPD
Operating in MPD

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.

Integrator: Increasing energy efficiency
Integrator: Increasing energy efficiency

The Integrator Rig Team takes active ownership of the need to reduce the environmental impacts of drilling operations.

Innovator: Preparing for safe operations
Innovator: Preparing for safe operations

Operating for ConocoPhillips offshore Norway, Mærsk Innovator needed to be able to work above the design airgap of 45 metres.

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