Maersk Drilling was awarded with new contract by Petrogas E&P Netherlands BV for the drilling of two offshore wells (A8 and A9) in Block A12 on the Dutch Continental Shelf in North Sea. The work will be held by the high efficiency jack-up rig Maersk Resolute. The drilling will be commenced in June 2017 and will estimated to last 75 days. Furthermore the contract has options to extend for drilling of additional five wells. The finance details of the contract were not disclosed, but work is important for Maersk Drilling, as the jackup rig Maersk Resolute is currently warm-stacked in the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark and has now started preparing for the upcoming drilling campaign.
“I am very pleased that Maersk Drilling has been able to secure a new contract for the jack-up, Maersk Resolute. Despite the current market situation, Maersk Drilling continues to be able to build on its contract backlog”, said the President and Head of Global Sales in Maersk Drilling, Michael Reimer Mortensen. “We look forward to working closely with our customer Petrogas E&P Netherlands in delivering an efficient and safe drilling campaign”, added he.
Maersk Drilling has modern fleet counts 24 drilling rigs including drillships, deepwater semi-submersibles and high-end jack-up rigs. Maersk Drilling employs an international staff of 3,500 people and generated a profit (NOPAT) of 751 million USD in 2015.