North Sea

Maersk Drilling has more than 45 years’ experience operating in the North Sea, which is considered one of the harshest and most challenging areas to drill offshore. Our crews understand how to successfully plan and execute the demanding and complex drilling operations encountered in this region.

Maersk Drilling is the largest drilling contractor in North West Europe. Our drilling rigs and operating base setup cover the UK, Denmark and Netherlands, and we have the ability to move our units across UK, Netherlands and Danish borders, as we hold Safety Cases for all the sectors.

Our Fleet for the North Sea

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Mærsk Innovator
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Maersk Highlander
Maersk Reacher
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Maersk Resolute
Maersk Resolve
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"Maersk Drilling has more than 45 years of experience operating in the North Sea, one of the harshest and most challenging areas to drill offshore."


Catch up on the latest developments in our operations in the North Sea


Read about how we have tackled challenges in the North Sea.
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The advantages of using jack-ups for subsea drilling
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Resilient setting new benchmarks for completing workovers
Two perfect HSE periods for Resilient
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Maersk Resolute performs after reactivation
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Resolute: Collaborating for efficiency

Want to know more?

Reach out to our specialised colleagues and hear more about rig availability in North Sea

Christopher Hay
Senior Commercial Manager, North Sea
Ben Pomford
Head of Drilling Solutions

Other regions

Read more about the regions Maersk Drilling operates in.
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