Maersk Drilling and Eni JDPA 11-106 B.V. (Eni) as operator of the JPDA 11-106 Joint Venture have signed a one-well contract for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Deliverer for exploration drilling within the Timor Sea. The estimated length of the agency contract is 2 months, anticipated to start in March 2019. The contract incorporates an choice for a further nicely with an anticipated length of a further two months. Eni is operator of the JPDA 11-106 PSC (40.53% fairness) in three way partnership with INPEX Offshore Timor-Leste Ltd (35.47%), and Timor GAP PSC 11-106 Unipessoal Limitada (TimorHole) (24%).
The Maersk Deliverer is presently warm-stacked in Labuan, Malaysia, after finishing a nicely programme in March 2018. The rig, which was inbuilt 2009 by Keppel Offshore and Marine in Singapore and is ready to drill at water depths of as much as three,000 meters, is anticipated to mobilise into the Timor Sea in early 2019.
“We are more than happy to contribute to Eni’s exploration programme. This is a superb alternative for Maersk Deliverer,” says CCIO Morten Kelstrup of Maersk Drilling.
As a part of executing the drilling marketing campaign, Maersk Drilling will likely be utilizing a quota of native personnel and procuring items and providers from native suppliers, hereby contributing to the native economic system. (Source and picture: Maersk Drilling)
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