Maersk Drilling awarded jackup extension by CNOOC

CNOOC Petroleum Europe has exercised a one-well option for Maersk Drilling jackup rig Maersk Innovator which is drilling infill wells at the Buzzard field on the UK Continental Shelf.

The option on the 2002-built rig is for around 100 days, keeping it contracted until February 2020.

Morten Kelstrup, CCIO of Maersk Drilling, commented: “We’re very pleased to be able to keep the Mærsk Innovator working on the Buzzard field. This extension is yet another indication that the activity level is rising in the North Sea, leading to a tightening market for our high-quality CJ70 rigs.”

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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