Maersk Drilling jackup awarded more work with Petrogas

Maersk Drilling has struck a deal with Petrogas E&P Netherlands to amend the previously entered contract for the provisioning of the 2008-built harsh environment jackup rig Maersk Resolute

The new five-well deal will employ the rig to drill three wells at the A15 field and two wells at the B10 field offshore the Netherlands, with an additional one-well option attached.

The contract is expected to start in the first quarter of 2024, in direct continuation of the rig’s previous work scope, and last for 188 days. The minimum contract value is around 24.3m, including an agreed fee for the use of the rig’s selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, which uses ammonia injection to convert NOx into water and nitrogen, expectedly reducing NOx emissions by up to 98%. The contract also includes a potential dayrate increase, depending on market conditions. 

The Maersk Resolute is currently employed to plug and abandon a total of 31 wells in the Dutch sector of the North Sea in support of a rig-sharing agreement between TotalEnergies and Petrogas.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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