Aker Energy awards drilling contracts to Maersk Drilling, Halliburton and Exceed

Aker Energy has awarded drilling contracts for the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points block offshore Ghana to a number of contractors including Maersk Drilling, Halliburton Ghana and Exceed Well Management Ghana.

The drilling contract with Maersk Drilling is for one firm well and two optional wells. Maersk Drilling will deploy its drillship Maersk Viking to perform the drilling.

“Maersk Drilling is very pleased to support Aker Energy and the license partners, building upon our operational track record in Ghana and our strong relationship with the Aker Group. The contract for Maersk Viking marks our third rig operating in Ghana. We have a strong commitment to local job creation and competency development and our joint venture with Prime Meridian Docks, PMD Viking Ghana, will be providing local services in connection with the operation,” said Morten Kelstrup, CCIO of Maersk Drilling.

Aker Energy has also entered into an agreement with Halliburton Ghana for provision of drilling support and well services and a contract for well design and management is agreed with Exceed Well Management Ghana.

Aker Energy is the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points block with a 50% participating interest. The other partners of the block are LUKOIL (38%), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (10%) and Fueltrade (2%).

Jason Jiang

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