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Total hires Maersk Deliverer off Malaysia

Written by  OE Staff Tuesday, 10 October 2017 09:06

Total E&P Malaysia has signed a 60-day contract for the Maersk Deliverer semisubmersible to drill offshore Southeast Asia, bringing the vessel out of warm stacking. The contract covers the drilling of one exploration well in the Block DW-N Sabah offshore Malaysia.

Maersk Deliverer. Image from Maersk Drilling.

Maersk Deliverer will go to work for Total E&P Malaysia after completion of the previously announced contract with JX Nippon in Malaysia. The contract with JX Nippon is expected to begin during the Q4 2017 and will have an estimated duration of 30 days. 

The exploration well is placed at a water depth of 2835m and the complexity of the well requires managed pressure drilling (MPD) and pressurized mud cap drilling (PMCD) capabilities.

“This is our third deepwater project for Total globally, and the contract further consolidates Maersk Drilling’s commitment to the region,” says Michael Reimer Mortensen, VP, head of Global Sales in Maersk Drilling.

Since April last year, Maersk Deliverer has been warm stacked in Namibia. The technical upgrade of the rig with a MPD system is in response to strong demand for such equipment from customers in the region and underlines Maersk Drilling’s commitment to offering the most capable and advanced rigs. The reactivation of the rig has started with the main work scopes being carried out during its voyage to Malaysia, thereby saving valuable time. 

Maersk Deliverer is the fifth rig that Maersk Drilling has successfully reactivated from warm stacking within the past eight months.

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