The hybrid jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid has been awarded a contract for the drilling of three wells and plugging of 1 on the Martin Linge area. Maersk Drilling may even get a framework contract with Equinor.?
The worth of the contract is estimated at some USD 100 million, together with rig modifications and upgrades and unique of intervention actions, built-in providers and any incentive funds for secure and environment friendly operations. The new contract is scheduled to take impact in September. The contract contains an choice to drill one nicely.?
“We are happy concerning the settlement we’ve got entered into with Maersk Drilling. It builds on our long-term collaboration and facilitates steady enhancements in security and environment friendly progress. This creates worth for all events,” says Peggy Krantz-Underland, Equinor’s chief procurement officer.
The built-in providers within the rig contract are managed stress drilling (MPD), slop remedy,?cuttings dealing with and tubular operating providers.
“This would be the first jack-up rig to have a hybrid package deal retrofit as one in all a number of initiatives to cut back greenhouse gasoline emissions throughout operations. The rig may even be ready for using automated drilling expertise. So far, the rig has been used to enhance the mattress capability on the Martin Linge platform. We sit up for beginning the drilling operations with Maersk Intrepid,” says Erik Gustav Kirkemo, senior vice chairman for drilling & nicely.
With a leg size of 678 ft Maerk Intrepid is among the world’s largest jack-up rigs and is designed for 12 months spherical operation within the North Sea, in water depths as much as 492 ft. Delivered in 2014, the Gusto MSC CJ70-X150MD jackup was constructed by Keppel Offshore & Marine at Pioneer Yard in Singapore.
(Source: Equinor – Image: Maersk Intrepid towed to Wescon yard in Norway/Wescon)
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