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.
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.
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.