Maersk Drilling drillship awarded Posco contract

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract with South Korea’s Posco for 2013-built drillship Maersk Viking for a three-well campaign offshore Myanmar.

The contract is scheduled to commence towards the end of 2019, and has an estimated duration of 154 days. Firm value of the contract is $33m including a mobilisation fee, and an additional one-well option is included if required.

Morten Kelstrup, COO of Maersk Drilling, commented: “We are very excited about having the opportunity to work together with the POSCO International Corporation and helping them achieve their goals. This campaign will enable us to showcase the nimbleness of our deepwater fleet, including the ability to move our floaters from one region to another and quickly start up new operations. We look forward to demonstrating the capabilities of our 7th generation drillships in the Asian-Pacific market.”

Maersk Viking has recently completed a campaign in Ghana.

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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