Maersk Drilling to reactivate jackup for nine-month Aker BP contract

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract by Aker BP for 2009-built jackup rig Maersk Reacher to assist with well intervention, stimulation and accommodation at the Valhall field off Norway.

The contract is scheduled to commence in July, for a firm duration of 270 days, and has a value of around $33.4m. There is also an option available for an additional 90 days.

Maersk Reacher is currently warm stacked in Denmark and will be reactivated with reduced drilling equipment and a specific focus on delivering efficient well intervention and stimulation set-up.

Morten Kelstrup, COO of Maersk Drilling, commented: “We’re delighted to get this contract which will see Maersk Reacher return to Valhall where it was last in service as an accommodation rig. This new contract to assist with well intervention, stimulation and accommodation will not utilise the full drilling capabilities of the rig, but we’re confident that we can build on our experience with the Aker BP Jack-up Alliance and work to deliver increased efficiency also in this context.”

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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