Maersk Drilling jackup extended by Equinor

Maersk Drilling jackup extended by Equinor

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has exercised two two-month options for Maersk Drilling jackup rig Maersk Intrepid.

The extensions see the 2014-built rig contracted to Equinor through to the end of February 2020, with two further options of two months available.

In the four-month extension period, Maersk Intrepid will be utilised for accommodation activities at the Martin Linge field on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Morten Kelstrup, CCIO of Maersk Drilling, commented: “We appreciate the continued opportunity to contribute to the expected opening of production on Martin Linge in 2020. It’s great to be able to continue our long-standing cooperation with Equinor with this renewed commitment.”

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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