Maersk Drilling is selected by Total to supply two deepwater rigs Mærsk Developer and Maersk Valiant for an exploration and appraisal project located in Suriname’s Block 58. The deal is worth approximately $100m, that includes providing rig upgrades and integrated services. The campaign is expected to commence in early 2021, and is expected to last for 500 days.
Maersk Drilling said they have received Conditional Letter of Award (CLOA) from Total E&P Suriname, and update will be provided upon conclusion of a formal contract.
COO Morten Kelstrup of Maersk Drilling says,
“We’re delighted to get this opportunity to add further to our long-standing relationship with Total through a two-rig contract, building on our previous collaboration on deepwater exploration projects and on Maersk Drilling’s recent experience with starting up operations in Suriname for Mærsk Developer.”
Maersk Valiant – Image Credit: Maersk Drilling
A DSS-21 column-stabilised dynamically positioned semi-submersible rig, able to operate in water depths up to 10,000 ft. It was delivered in 2009 and is currently operating offshore Suriname.
A high-specification 7th generation drillship with integrated MPD capability which was delivered in 2013. It is currently warm-stacked in Aruba after finishing a campaign in Mexico earlier this year.
Image Credit: Maersk Drilling