Maersk Drilling jackup contract extended by Brunei Shell Petroleum

Maersk Drilling jackup contract extended by Brunei Shell Petroleum

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract extension by Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) for 2008-built jackup rig Maersk Convincer.

The rig, which has been operating for BSP since 2007, has been extended for two and a half years from November 2018 in direct continuation of the current contract. BSP also has up to three years of options.

Morten Kelstrup, CCIO of Maersk Drilling, commented: “We truly value this long-term working relationship with BSP. We have been operating continuously for BSP since 2007 and more than 70 wells have been drilled offshore Brunei and with a lot of focus on developing the local Bruneian workforce. Over the years we have developed a very collaborative environment enabling very strong and safe performance. We remain committed to working closer with BSP in finding ways to drive down well costs and this contract extension enables that work.

“The extension secures work for the Maersk Convincer rig all the way to 2Q 2021. We look forward to continuing to deliver a high standard of operational excellence and supporting BSP to deliver on its Fit for the Future strategy to fuel Brunei’s future.”

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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