Maersk Drilling has entered a contract with Shell subsidiary BG International, for work offshore Trinidad and Tobago on a two-well development project for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Developer.
The contract has an estimated duration of 171 days and is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2020. The value of the firm contract is approximately $39 million, including a mobilization fee. The contract contains five additional one-well options.
The Maersk Developer is a DSS-21 column-stabilized dynamically positioned semi-submersible rig, able to operate in water depths up to 10,000 feet. It is currently operating offshore Mexico.
“We are very pleased to be headed back to Trinidad to build on the successful work Maerk Developer previously performed for Shell there,” said Morten Kelstrup, COO of Maersk Drilling.