Prior to entering Colombia for the first time, the semi-submersible Mærsk Developer was reactivated from warm stacking to drill one well for Repsol.
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 January 2018, Maersk Drilling commenced operations in Trinidad & Tobago for Shell. Upon spudding the first well, 50% of the rig’s manning were locals.