Maersk News

Bilfinger, Maersk Oil sign maintenance contract

Oct 30, 2015

Following a period of competitive tender, industrial services company Bilfinger Salamis UK has been awarded a contract for the provision of fabric maintenance and associated services by Maersk Oil North Sea (Maersk Oil).   Image…

Maersk Resilient gets US$110 million contract

Sep 23, 2015

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a new three-year contract worth US$110 million for the jackup rig Maersk Resilient with Danish oil company Maersk Oil. The Maersk Resilient. From Maersk. Commencement is expected in October 2015…

Maersk Drilling increases profits

Aug 14, 2015

Maersk Drilling has posted an increase in profits in 2Q to US$218 million ($117m in 2014) despite three rigs being idle in the period. Maersk said the result was thanks to strong operational performance, fleet growth, general cost savings and its 2014 Venezuelan business divestment…

ConocoPhillips to use Maersk Gallant at Eldfisk

Jun 18, 2015

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted ConocoPhillips consent to use the Maersk Gallant mobile drilling facility for plugging and abandoning a production well at Eldfisk 2/7 A. Eldfisk is an oil field lying due south of Ekofisk in 70-75m of water in the southern North Sea…

Drilling deep

May 19, 2015

Maintaining a modern fleet with long-term contracts while setting drilling records is Maersk Drilling’s way of doing business. Eloise Logan spoke to the firm’s chief technology officer. The Maersk Voyager drillship…

Maersk secures US$17 million Total contract

Oct 27, 2014

Total awarded Maersk Drilling’s third drillship, the Maersk Venturer, a short-term, US$17 million contract for a one-well program offshore Malaysia. Maersk says the contract is for 45 days with an option to extend for up to 40 days. The drilling program is expected to begin in December 2014…

Chevron extends Maersk Deliverer for two years

Oct 16, 2014

Chevron’s Angolan subsidiary, Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd., extended its contract for the ultra deepwater semisubmersible Maersk Deliverer offshore Angola for two years. Maersk says that the estimated revenue potential from the two-year extension is US$387 million…

Maersk Drilling names fourth UDW drillship

Sep 25, 2014

Maersk Drilling named their fourth ultra deepwater drillship this morning in a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. Maersk Voyager Image…

Petronas extends Maersk jackup contract

Sep 23, 2014

Maersk Drilling’s Convincer jackup rig received an additional one-year extension from Petronas Carigali, E&P subsidiary of Malaysia’s national oil company. The US$56 million contract is expected to end mid-November 2015. “Together with Petronas Carigali…

Maersk Valiant sails for GOM

Apr 16, 2014

Maersk Drilling’s second drillship, Maersk Valiant, has started its voyage to the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) today after being delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries' (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant (pictured) will…

Maersk Intrepid ready for Martin Linge

Apr 02, 2014

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its first ultra harsh environment jackup, Maersk Intrepid, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore on time. Maersk Intrepid will start its mobilization to the Norwegian North Sea in about two weeks…

Deepwater slowdown warnings

Feb 28, 2014

Denmark’s Maersk Drilling has posted a 52% jump in profits for 2013, at US$528 million, but warned that there will be challenges in 2014 as it sees a drop in deepwater demand and a major overhaul of its fleet.   Claus V. Hemmingsen…

Maersk wins jackup deal from Brunei Shell

Feb 12, 2014

Brunei Shell Petroleum awarded Maersk Drilling a four-year contract for the jackup rig Maersk Completer for operations offshore Brunei. The contract will commence in December 201, in direct continuation of its current contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum…

Maersk Drilling names drillships

Jan 23, 2014

Maersk Drilling’s second and third ultra-deepwater drillships were named this morning in a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. Lisa Lance, wife of Ryan M. Lance, chairman and chief executive officer…

Maersk names new UDW drillship

Oct 10, 2013

Maersk Drilling held a naming ceremony for its first ultra-deepwater drillship at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in Geoje-Si, South Korea. The ship, called the Maersk Viking, was named by Nathalie Newman, wife of Harry E. Newman Jr., ExxonMobil Global Drilling Manager…

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