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Mærsk Developer

  • Ultra deepwater semi-submersible
  • Built 2009

The Mærsk Developer is a DSS-21 column-stabilised dynamically positioned semi-submersible drilling rig, able to operate in water depths up to 10,000ft.

Main Specs
ModelDSS21-DPS2 Semi-Submersible
TypeSelf-Propelled A1 Column Stabilized Drilling Unit
Maximum drilling depth32800ft/10000m
Maximum water depth9840ft/3000 m
Minimum water depth1640ft/500 m
Max Hook Load2000k/lbs /907 Tons
BOP18¾” 15,000 psi BOP system
Handling systemDual pipe handling system with off line stand building capabilities
Deck crane1 x 65 t rated Favelle Favco deck crane
Knuckle boom crane1 x 165 t NOV Active Heave Compensated KBC
Pipe handling crane1 x 3.5 t Pipe Handling Knuckle Boom Cranes
Mud pumps4 x Wirth 14-P-2200, 7500psi HP single-acting triplex pumps
Top DriveHPS 1000 rated for 7,500 psi and 2,300 hp
AccommodationSingle bed accommodation for 180 personnel

Rig brochure

For more information, download the Mærsk Developer rig brochure

Current location


Country: Mexico
Customer: Cairn
Availability: December 2019

YearCountryJob TypeClient
2009Gulf of MexicoExplorationStatoil
2011Gulf of MexicoExplorationExxonMobil
2011Gulf of MexicoExplorationStatoil
2011Gulf of MexicoCompletionAnadarko
2011Gulf of MexicoExplorationStatoil
2012Gulf of MexicoExplorationExxonMobil
2012Gulf of MexicoExplorationMarathon Oil
2012Gulf of MexicoExplorationAnadarko
2013Gulf of MexicoExplorationStatoil
2013Gulf of MexicoWorkoverAnadarko
2014Gulf of MexicoPlug and AbandonmentStatoil
2014Gulf of MexicoPlug and AbandonmentWoodside
2014Gulf of MexicoExplorationStatoil
2017ColombiaExplorationRepsol Colombia
2017TrinidadDevelopment, Plug and AbandonmentShell

Read about Developer's experience

Mærsk Developer: Shell Floater of the Year 2018
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.

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Louis Scavone
Drilling Solutions Manager

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