Maersk Drilling secures new contracts

Maersk Drilling has secured three new contracts and extensions during the last quarter, according to the company’s latest fleet status report.

Semi-submersible rig Maersk Deliverer was awarded a three-year contract by Inpex Australia plus two one-year options, with a total contract value of $300m. The contract is expected to commence in the second quarter.

Semi-submersible Maersk Discoverer was awarded 100-day extension by BP, which will see the rig working in Egypt until the end of October.

Additionally, the Maersk Viking drillship secured a one-well contract with three one-well options with AGM Petroleum Ghana. One of the options has been exercised.

Maersk Drilling currently operates 23 offshore drilling units made up of four drillships, 15 jackup rigs and four semi-submersible rigs.

Jason Jiang

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