Mærsk Developer semi-submersible rig wins contract for Surinamese Block 52

Maersk Drilling has won a contract for the Mærsk Developer semi-submersible rig worth around $20.4 million from PETRONAS Suriname Exploration & Production for drilling of an exploration well in Block 52 offshore Suriname.

The Danish drilling rig operator anticipates the contract to begin in Q3/Q4 2020.  The contract value covers integrated drilling services, mobilization, and demobilization fees.

Maersk Drilling said that the contract, which has an estimated duration of 75 days, includes an option to drill an additional well.

Morten Kelstrup – COO of Maersk Drilling said: “It is great to work for PETRONAS again with a quick reactivation of Mærsk Developer for this campaign in the exciting Suriname-Guyana basin. This will showcase our ability to smoothly and efficiently establish operations in new jurisdictions, as Mærsk Developer will become the first of our rigs to operate offshore Suriname.”

According to Maersk Drilling, the Mærsk Developer vessel is a DSS-21 column-stabilized dynamically positioned semi-submersible rig that can operate in water depths up to 10,000ft. Presently, the Mærsk Developer semi-submersible rig is warm-stacked in Aruba after wrapping up its latest contract in Trinidad and Tobago waters.

Mærsk Developer semi-submersible rig wins contract for Surinamese Block 52

Mærsk Developer semi-submersible rig wins contract for Surinamese Block 52. Photo courtesy of MAERSK DRILLING.

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