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.