Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract by CNOOC subsidiary Nexen Petroleum UK for jackup rig Maersk Gallant.
The 140-day contract commences in the third quarter of 2017 and covers tdrilling of the high-pressure, high-temperature exploration Glengorm well in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Michael Reimer Mortensen, head of global sales at Maersk Drilling, commented: “Despite the current market downturn, Maersk Drilling has secured three new contracts in the past four months. Striving to always be a trusted and value-adding partner to our customers has paid off in a market situation like the one we face today. We look forward to working closely with Nexen in delivering a safe and efficient drilling campaign.”
Maersk Gallant is currently on contract with Maersk Oil performing plug and abandonment operations at the Leadon and James subsea fields in the UK sector of the North Sea. The campaign will be put on hold for the Nexen contract and the rig will return to complete the Maersk Oil in April 2018.