Odfjell Drilling wins Maria field drilling contract from Wintershall

Odfjell Drilling has been awarded a contract from Wintershall for the drilling of six production wells on the Maria field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The firm contract will utilise semi-submersible Deepsea Stavanger and has an expected duration of 574 days. Drilling will commence around April 1, 2017 and the total contract is worth around $175m.

Simen Lieungh, CEO of Odfjell Drilling, commented: “We appreciate the trust Wintershall and its partners show us in developing the Maria field. This contract represents yet another recognition of Odfjell Drilling’s ability to provide efficient drilling operations in harsh environment areas and I can assure that Odfjell Drilling will demonstrate the company’s firm commitment to the successful development drilling of the Maria field.”

The contract contains further options, a one-well option prior to the commencement of the firm contract and two well options afterwards.

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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