PETRONAS Awards Gabon Exploration Contract to Maersk Drilling
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract from PC Gabon Upstream SA, a subsidiary of PETRONAS, for the provision of a deep water drillship rig. The 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking will be employed to drill an ultra-deepwater exploration well at approximately 2,100 m water depth in Block F13 offshore Gabon. PETRONAS is a global energy and solutions partner and ranked amongst the largest corporations in the Fortune Global 500®.
Maersk Drilling secures one-well ultra-deepwater exploration contract in Gabon
The firm one-well contract with PCGUSA is expected to commence in Q3 2021, in direct continuation of the rig’s previous work scope with Korea National Oil Corporation, with an estimated duration of 60 days. The firm contract value is approximately USD 24m, including mobilisation and demobilisation fees.
Maersk Viking is a high-spec ultra-deepwater drillship which was delivered in 2013. It is currently operating offshore Brunei Darussalam. Following the completion of the contract with PCGUSA, the rig will move on to commence the previously announced four-well contract with Shell Malaysia.