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Mærsk Developer to drill Shell Trinidad wells

Aug 17, 2017

Shell has chosen the Mærsk Developer semisubmersible to drill and complete three wells offshore Trinidad beginning in January. Mærsk Developer. Image from Maersk Drilling. According to Maersk Drilling…

Aker BP to drill at Hyrokkin with Maersk Interceptor

Jul 13, 2017

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given Aker BP consent to drill two wildcat wells in the North Sea at the Hyrokkin prospect. Aker BP consent to drill exploration wells 25/4-11 and 25/4-12, which is north of Alvheim. The…

Wintershall hires Maersk Resolve

Jun 21, 2017

Maersk Drilling is bringing back the Maersk Resolve high efficiency jackup into operation after being warm stacked for a one-well deal offshore UK for Wintershall Noordzee. Maersk Resolve. From Maersk Drilling…

Dayrate slashed for Maersk Viking extension

May 24, 2017

ExxonMobil has awarded Maersk Drilling a contract extension valued at US$22.5 million for the ultra deepwater drillship Maersk Viking. The three-year contract, originally scheduled to end in July and valued at $610 million, will now run an additional 150 days into December this year…

Senior management changes at Maersk Drilling

Feb 06, 2017

Maersk Drilling has announced a shake-up in its senior managerial ranks.  Lars Ostergaard, currently acting as asset manager in Maersk Drilling, has been appointed the new chief commercial officer. By mutual agreement, Ana Zambelli will…

Repsol lines up rig for Colombia drilling

Jan 03, 2017

Repsol has lined up a rig to drill its Siluro-1 exploration well in block RC-11 offshore Colombia and plans to start drilling in Q2 this year.  The Spanish oil firm has lined up Maersk Drilling's Maersk Developer deepwater semisubmersible for the shallow water job…

Two Maersk vessels sink off France

Dec 22, 2016

Maersk Supply Services has confirmed that two of its vessels have sunk off the coast of France today (22 December), while being towed to a Turkish shipyard for recycling. Image of one of the vessels that sunk off the coast of France…

Maersk Drilling cuts more jobs

Oct 24, 2016

Maersk Drilling is reducing its workforce at its Copenhagen headquarters by 70 in response to the continued market decline and reduced industry activity. Image from Maersk. The…

Maersk names newest jackup Maersk Invincible

Oct 17, 2016

Maersk Drilling has named its fourth XL Enhanced ultra harsh environment jackup the Maersk Invincible, on 14 October at a ceremony held at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea. Maersk Invincible…

Maersk Oil to review growth plans

Sep 30, 2016

This week, Maersk Oil outlined plans to review the scope and scale of its headquarters organization over the next three months that will see its chief growth officer, Ebbie Haan, leave the company next month. The review is in response…

Maersk names newest jackup Maersk Highlander

Aug 18, 2016

Lady Sponsor Gretchen H. Watkins, COO at Maersk Oil, has named Maersk Drilling’s newest jackup, the Maersk Highlander, at a ceremony at Invergordon, Scotland. Image of Watkins, from Maersk. Maersk…

Conoco, Marathon cut short Maersk Valiant contract

Jul 28, 2016

ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil Corp. have signed an early termination agreement for the deepwater drillship Maersk Valiant, Maersk Drilling says. The termination, which comes following Conoco's decision to halt Gulf of Mexico deepwater exploration spending…

Maersk Group appoints new CEO

Jun 23, 2016

Maersk Group has appointed Søren Skou as its new chief executive officer, effective 1 July 2016. Image of Skou, from Maersk. Skou will replace Nils S. Andersen, who will leave the Maersk Group…

Statoil cancels Maersk Gallant contract

Feb 17, 2016

Norwegian giant Statoil is ending its contract for the Maersk Gallant six months early, however, French supermajor Total will pick up the jackup. The rig has been on contract with Statoil for two years, since 21 August 2014, and since 9 October it has been sub-chartered to ConocoPhillips…

Maersk Gallant to drill North Sea wildcat

Jan 14, 2016

Total, the operator for production license 618 in the North Sea, has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) of Norway, to drill exploration well 1/5-5 using Maersk Gallant. Maersk Gallant is a jackup drilling facility…

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