Maersk Drilling jackup extended by Equinor

Maersk Drilling has announced that Equinor has exercised two two-month options for 2014-built jackup rig Maersk Intrepid at the Martin Linge field offshore Norway.

The options are worth $60m and keep the rig on contract until the end of August 2020.

During the contract period, Maersk Drilling will be upgrade the rig into a hybrid, low-emission rig as previously announced.

Morten Kelstrup, CCIO of Maersk Drilling, commented: “We are proud to continue supporting the development of Martin Linge. It’s great to be able to continue our long-standing cooperation with Equinor, to expand this with the ongoing hybrid, low-emission rig project, and by implementing drilling automation to prepare for the 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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