Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract from PC Gabon Upstream S.A. (PCGUSA), a subsidiary of Petronas, for the availability of a deepwater drillship rig. The seventh era drillship Maersk Viking will probably be employed to drill an ultra-deepwater exploration nicely at roughly 2,100 m water depth in Block F13 offshore Gabon.
The agency one-well contract with PCGUSA is anticipated to start in Q3 2021, in direct continuation of the rig’s earlier work scope with Korea National Oil Corporation, with an estimated period of 60 days. The agency contract worth is roughly USD 24m, together with mobilisation and demobilisation charges.
“We’re delighted to increase our worldwide relationship with Petronas, with whom we have now labored on deepwater wells within the Far East, the Americas and now West Africa. We’re trying ahead to conducting our first-ever marketing campaign in Gabon,” says COO Morten Kelstrup of Maersk Drilling.
Maersk Viking is a high-spec ultra-deepwater drillship which was delivered in 2013. It is at the moment working offshore Brunei Darussalam. Following the completion of the contract with PCGUSA, the rig will transfer on to start the beforehand introduced four-well contract with Shell Malaysia.
(Source and picture: Maersk Drilling – Maersk Viking drill flooring)
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