Maersk Drilling awarded two-well contract extension in Brazil

Image: Maersk Drilling.
Image: Maersk Drilling.

Karoon Energy Ltd has exercised an option to add the drilling of two development wells at the Patola field offshore of Brazil to the work scope of the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer.


Work on the two new development wells is expected to commence in the second half of 2022. The contract extension has a firm duration of 120 days and a value of approximately USD27m.

“We’re delighted to add this additional work scope for Mærsk Developer which shores up the rig’s drilling programme for 2022. We’re looking forward to establishing a strong and integrated teamwork focused on reaching the common objectives in our campaign with Karoon in support of their first new development project as a production company.

“The first item on the agenda is the safe and efficient workover of four wells at Baúna before Mærsk Developer will move on to drill at Patola,” says Thomas Lysgaard Falk, Head of International Division, Maersk Drilling.

Maersk Developer is a DSS-21 column-stabilised dynamically positioned semi-submersible rig and is able to operate in depths up to 10,000ft. It was delivered in 2009 and is currently operating offshore of Suriname.

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