Maersk Drilling has won a contract from Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC). The contract values approximately $14.5 million, that includes mobilisation and demobilisation fees.
According to Maersk Drilling, the company’s drillship Maersk Viking will be used to drill one exploration well in Block 6-1 offshore South Korea. This is expected to start in June, with an estimated duration of 45 days, in direct continuation of the rig’s previous work scope. Maersk Viking is a high-spec ultra-deepwater drillship which was delivered in 2013. It is currently mobilising for a campaign in Brunei Darussalam after completing a job in the Bay of Bengal in 2020.
Maersk Drilling’s COO Marten Kelstrup says,
“We’re pleased to be awarded this contract with a new customer in the form of KNOC for their first-ever drillship operation and are confident in our ability to quickly start-up operations in Korean jurisdiction after Maersk Viking moves on from its previous job. The rig and its crew have shown an impressive ability to always deliver safe and efficient operations, even during this challenging period marked by a global pandemic.”
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