Maersk Drilling awarded four-well drillship contract with Shell in Malaysia

07 Apr 2021

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract with Shell Malaysia for the seventh generation drillship Maersk Viking to drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap project offshore Malaysia.

The contract is expected to commence in December 2021, with an estimated duration of 150 days. The firm contract value is approximately US$34m (£24.6m), including a mobilisation fee.

The contract includes five additional one-well options for work offshore Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei Darussalam.

Maersk Viking is a high-spec ultra-deepwater drillship which was delivered in 2013. It is currently operating offshore Brunei Darussalam.

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