Maersk Explorer

  • Mid-water Caspian Sea semi-submersible
  • Built 2003

Rig brochure

The Maersk Explorer is Maersk Drilling’s semi-submersible drilling rig in the Caspian Sea and came out of the shipyard in 2003.
Main Specs
TypeColumn Stabilized Semi-Submersible
Maximum drilling depth30,000 ft/9140m
Maximum water depth3281 ft /1000 m
Max Hook Load2000 k/lbs 908 Tons
BOP18¾” 15,000 psi BOP system
Deck cranes1 x 66t rated Kenz deck crane, 1 x 40t rated Kenz deck crane
Knuckle boom crane1 x 3.5 t Pipe Handling Knuckle Boom Cranes
Mud pumps3 x Wirth 14-P-2200, 7500psi HP single-acting triplex pumps
Top DriveNOV ps-2, rated for 7,500 psi and 2,260 hp
AccommodationSingle bed accommodation for 130 personnel

Read about Explorer's experience

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Implementing self-verification onboard Maersk Explorer
As a result of ‘bow tie’ workshops to identify risks, our self-verification system was developed jointly between BP and Maersk Explorer teams.
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