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Maersk Drilling to be given extension for extra work in Angola
Oct 23, 2020

Offshore Energy

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a three-well contract from Total for the 7th generation drillship named Maersk Voyager which will be deployed to drill development wells situated in Angola’s Block 17.

Maersk Drilling mentioned on Wednesday that the three-well contract would have an estimated period of around 140 days give or take.

This would mean that Maersk Voyager is now contracted until 2nd quarter of 2021.

The firm value of the three-well contract is around $30 million, which includes integrated drilling services provided as well.

The two one-well options included in Maersk Voyager’s previously agreed work scope for Total E&P remain the same.

The Maersk Voyager is a Samsung designed drillship with several Maersk drilling upgrades. The design/capabilities of the drillship include features for high efficiency operation.

It has been operating offshore Africa since 2015 and started operations for Total E&P Angola in January this year.

Total picked the Maersk drillship to drill at deep water depths.

The contract was suspended in April this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but works has resumed in August this year.

Maersk Drilling COO, Morten Kelstrup, said: “We are delighted to add three more wells to Maersk Voyager’s work scope in Angola where our operations were restarted in late August following a suspension period due to the restrictions imposed to combat the global pandemic.

“We’re happy to go back to work in collaboration with the local partners we have engaged to support the campaign”.