Aker BP establishes two drilling alliances

Aker BP has entered into two separate alliance agreements, one with Maersk Drilling and Halliburton for jackups and the other one with Odfjell Drilling and Halliburton for semi-submersibles.

According to Aker BP, both alliances are formed under the “one for all, all for one” collaboration model which aims to drive continuous improvement and create greater value for all partners.

The company believes the strategic alliance relationships are an integral part of its strategy to increase productivity, quality, flow and time efficiency throughout the value chain.

The framework agreements are five years firm with the option to extend for five years.

“The Drilling & Wells alliances will further strengthen our One Team approach and enhance integration and productivity along the value chain. Strategic alliances with our suppliers in addition to the digitalization strategy are key enablers to our improvement agenda,” said Tommy Sigmundstad, SVP Drilling & Wells in Aker BP.

“With this alliance and the unique integrated well delivery model, we are leveraging our collective experience and capabilities to reduce waste across the value chain. Maersk Drilling is looking forward to utilizing our high performance jack-ups as a platform to implement digital solutions to improve drilling efficiency and lower total well cost for Aker BP,” said Jørn Madsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling.

Jason Jiang

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