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, following acceptance testing.
The Maersk Venturer was delivered 25 September 2014 from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje-Si in South-Korea. The drillship is the third in a series of four ultra deepwater drillships to enter Maersk Drilling’s fleet. The four drillships represent a total investment of $2.6 billion.
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