Maersk Drilling reactivates semi-sub for JX Nippon contract off Malaysia

Maersk Drilling has won a contract from JX Nippon utilising semi-submersible rig Maersk Deliverer offshore Malaysia. The contract will commence before the end of the year and is for a period of around 30 days.

Lars Ostergaard, CCO of Maersk Drilling, commented: “We see an increase in demand for deepwater rigs in the Southeast Asian market, and this is a great opportunity to get closer to deepwater customers in the region, like JX Nippon, and thereby enable them to fulfil their business objectives safely and efficiently.”

Maersk Deliverer has been warm stacked off Namibia since April and is already in the midst of being reactivated, with much of the work being carried out while the rig is being deployed to Malaysia.

“The recent successful reactivation of Maersk Developer and now also Maersk Deliverer demonstrate our ability to meet the industry’s increasing demand for a safe and fast mobilisation of drilling rigs,” Ostergaard added.

Maersk Drilling has now reactivated five rigs from warm stacking over the past 8 months.


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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