Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract by Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) for the deepwater semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer, the company said on Oct. 12.
The contract covers the drilling and completion of three wells and the suspension of one well, all located in Block E of the east coast marine area offshore Trinidad.
Commencing in January 2018, the firm contract duration is estimated at eight months to nine months with options for more than two years of additional work. The contract also includes the provision by Maersk Drilling of additional infield integrated services.
Maersk Drilling has also been awarded a contract extension for the high efficiency jackup Maersk Resolve by Wintershall Noordzee BV. The duration of the contract has been extended from the original 86 days to a minimum of 160 days to 190 days, with further options included.
In addition, Maersk Drilling has entered into an extension of the contract with Petrogas E&P Netherlands BV for the high efficiency jackup Maersk Resolute. The extension covers plug and abandonment work at the first-quarter Halfweg platform and brings the contract from 95 days up to a total of 140 days. The total duration of the two extensions is up to 150 days.
Mærsk Developer is currently located in Aruba, having completed its last drilling campaign for Repsol Columbia in June 2017.