Maersk Drilling jackup pair awarded extensions

Maersk Drilling has been awarded contract extensions for two if its jackup rigs, Maersk Resolute and Maersk Resolve, both operating in the North Sea.

Maersk Resolute has been awarded a 56-day extension by Petrogas E&P Netherlands to continue operations in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, bringing the contract to a total of 106 days.

Maersk Resolve has been awarded a 21-day minimum contract extension by Wintershall Noordzee to continue its operations in the Danish North Sea. The extension is the fourth with Wintershall, bringing the duration of the contract to 380 days.

Morten Kelstrup, CCIO of Maersk Drilling, commented: “It is very rewarding to be able to successfully reactivate our rigs from warm stack in order to support our customers’ business by delivering safe and smart drilling operations, deploying rigs and crews with extensive experience in North Sea operations. We are especially pleased at the positive feedback our services have received from Wintershall Noordzee B.V., since this was a new customer relationship.”

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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