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Africa & Middle East

Our modern fleet, consisting of a midwater semi-submersible, three ultra deepwater semi-submersibles, and four ultra deepwater drillships enables us to carry out safe and efficient drilling campaigns in the deepwater conditions off Africa and elsewhere. We are working hard to increase our local content, use local suppliers and invest in local development wherever we operate.

As one of the top three floater contractors in Africa, Maersk Drilling has carried out exploration and development drilling in 10 African countries.

Our fleet for Africa

Maersk Explorer
Maersk Venturer
Maersk Voyager
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Maersk Valiant
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Maersk Viking
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Mærsk Deliverer
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Maersk Discoverer
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"Maersk Drilling is one of the top three floater contractors in Africa*"


Catch up on the latest developments in our operations in Africa.


Read about how we have tackled challenges in Africa
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Deliverer Creating local content in Angola
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Discoverer: Shallow Water DP Record–Record-breaking 285m FS-2 well
Maersk Rigworld Ghana Ltd – A joint venture to be proud of
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Discoverer Drilling HPHT wells offshore Egypt
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Voyager: Generating shared value in Ghana

Want to know more?

Reach out to our specialised colleagues and hear more about rig availability in Africa & Middle East.

Torbjörn Weywadt Nilsen
Head of Africa & Middle East
Ben Pomford
Head of Drilling Solutions

Other regions

Read more about the regions Maersk Drilling operates in.
North Sea
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