Maersk Drilling awarded $3.8m contract offshore Egypt

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract for 2009-built semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer offshore Egypt.

The contract is set to commence this month in direct continuation of the rig’s current contract with Edison E&P. It has an estimated duration of 21 days, and is worth around $3.8m.

“We’re pleased to add this additional well which firms up Maersk Discoverer’s schedule for 2020, meaning that the rig will have no idle time before moving to the Caribbean later this year,” said Morten Kelstrup, COO of Maersk Drilling.

Following the completion of the contract, Maersk Discoverer will perform a special periodic survey, and then head to Trinidad and Tobago for a contract with BP.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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