Maersk Drilling has been awarded contracts for the deepwater rigs Maersk Valiant and Mærsk Developer from Total E&P Suriname, Suriname Branch, for Total’s exploration and appraisal mission in Suriname’s Block 58.
The two models will likely be employed for an estimated mixed whole length of 500 days, with graduation scheduled in January and March respectively. The whole worth of the agency contracts is round $100m.
On January 14, Total and its companion Apache Total and Apache Corporation introduced a major oil and fuel discovery on the Keskesi East-1 properly, in Block 58 off the coast of Suriname. This discovery is following earlier discoveries at Maka Central, Sapakara West and Kwaskwasi.
“We’re thrilled to agency up these contracts, including additional to our long-standing relationship with Total for whom we now have an amazing observe report from our collaboration on plenty of deepwater exploration initiatives. We’re glad so as to add to our presence within the thrilling Suriname-Guyana basin and can have the ability to leverage the truth that Maersk Developer is already working offshore Suriname to rapidly begin up operations together with provision of a variety of built-in companies to maximise effectivity,” mentioned COO Morten Kelstrup of Maersk Drilling.
Maersk Valiant is a Samsung 96Okay designed drillship delivered in 2014 at Samsung’s Geoje shipyard in South Korea. Maersk valiant is prepared stacked In Aruba, Duch Caibbean.
Maersk Developer, a Gusto MSC DSS-21 semi-submersible was constructed at Keppel’s Pioneer Yard I in Singapore. The 2009-built semi is at present drilling for Petronas offshore Suriname.
(Source: Maersk Drilling – Image: Maersk Developer semi-submersible/Lautra Bach)
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