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Tullow signs up Maersk drillship for Ghana drilling

Written by  OE Staff Wednesday, 03 January 2018 03:01

Danish drilling rig operator Maersk Drilling has won a four-year contract with Tullow Oil for use of the deepwater drillship Maersk Venturer offshore Ghana.

The contract, signed in December 2017, is expected to start in February 2018 and covers development drilling on the Jubilee and TEN fields. Maersk Venturer, built in 2014, is currently in transit to Ghana. 

Maersk Rigworld Ghana, Maersk Drilling’s joint venture with Rigworld International Services, will be providing local services in connection with the operation and thereby drive local job creation and competency development. The joint venture has expanded the range of locally available goods and services significantly since the partnership was founded in 2015, and will further expand its network of local suppliers over the course of the new contract.

“Local growth and local resource development are key elements in our business activities in Ghana. After more than 2.5 years of operation in Ghana with Maersk Voyager, Maersk Drilling now operates with over 50 percent local staff and a wide network of local suppliers. We are very proud to work in Ghana and appreciate the opportunity to make use of the ever increasing capabilities within the Ghanaian indigenous sector,” says Lars Ostergaard, Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk Drilling. 

Image from Maersk Drilling. 

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