Maersk Intrepid jack-up rig : Maersk Drilling bags one-well contract from OMV

Maersk Drilling has bagged a contract from OMV (Norge) for using its Maersk Intrepid jack-up rig for drilling a high pressure, high temperature exploration well in Block 30/5C in the Northern North Sea basin, offshore Norway.

The Maersk Intrepid rig will drill the Oswig prospect as per the one-well contract, which is likely to begin in mid-2022.

Maersk Drilling said that it is in discussions with OMV (Norge) to add additional services to the scope. The contract to the Danish drilling rig operator includes a one-well option for drilling the Eirik exploration well.

Maersk Drilling bags one-well contract from OMV for the Maersk Intrepid jack-up rig

Maersk Drilling bags one-well contract from OMV for the Maersk Intrepid jack-up rig. Photo courtesy of MAERSK DRILLING.

Morten Kelstrup — COO of Maersk Drilling said: “We’re delighted that OMV once again trusts us with the exploration of their prospects and look forward to building further on the close and extremely efficient collaboration we established during Maersk Integrator’s campaign for the customer earlier this year.”

Maersk Intrepid is a CJ70 XLE jack-up rig that has been built for year-round operations in the ultra-harsh environment in the North Sea. Said to feature hybrid, low-emission upgrades, the Maersk Intrepid jack-up rig was delivered to Maersk Drilling in 2014 and is presently on duty for Equinor Energy in Norwegian waters.

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