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Maersk drilling rig wins contract in the UK North Sea

Maersk Drilling’s jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant has won a $24m contract from Maersk Oil for around 230 days of work in UK waters of the North Sea.

The contract is expected to commence in February 2017 and will comprise the plugging and abandonment of the Leadon and James subsea oilfields.

“Despite an extremely challenging market, I am glad to say that Maersk Drilling is still able to secure new contracts for our rigs. By focusing on operational excellence and technical problem solving, we strive to always be a trusted and value-adding partner for our customers,” Michael Reimer, Maersk Drilling’s head of global sales, said in a release.

Mærsk Gallant is currently on contract with Total E&P Norge, which is scheduled for completion soon.

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Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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