Maersk Drilling jackup secures more work with Aker BP

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract with Aker BP for the 2016-built jackup rig Maersk Invincible to drill three infill wells at the Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway.

The contract, worth around $22.4m, is expected to commence in September or October 2022 and has an estimated duration of 86 days. The deal excludes integrated services provided and potential performance bonuses, Maersk Drilling said. 

Maersk Invincible is contracted under the frame agreement that Maersk Drilling and Aker BP entered into in 2017 when the Aker BP Jack-up Alliance was established, which also includes Halliburton. An alliance incentive arrangement will apply for the work, based on actual delivery and performance. Maersk Drilling noted that this contract at Ivar Aasen is not part of the renewed frame agreement it announced in December 2021.

Before commencing the contract at Ivar Aasen, the rig is scheduled to complete a special periodic survey as well as implement hybrid, low-emission upgrades similar to the ones previously installed on the Maersk Intrepid and Maersk Integrator.

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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