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The Maersk Developer rig (Photo: Maersk Drilling)

PETRONAS Suriname inks US$20.4-m contract with Maersk Drilling

The Maersk Developer rig (Photo: Maersk Drilling)

Malaysian-owned PETRONAS Suriname Exploration & Production BV has contracted the services of Maersk Drilling for US$20.4 million.

Commencing in the third or fourth quarter of 2020, the drilling company will provide its semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer rig for a one-well exploration campaign in Block 52 offshore Suriname.

“It is great to work for PETRONAS again with a quick reactivation of Mærsk Developer for this campaign in the exciting Suriname-Guyana basin,” COO of Maersk Drilling Morten Kelstrup stated.

Morten Kelstrup, chief operating officer, Maersk Drilling
(Photo: Oil and Gas Republic)

“This will showcase our ability to smoothly and efficiently establish operations in new jurisdictions, as Mærsk Developer will become the first of our rigs to operate offshore Suriname,” he added.

The contractual payment included integrated drilling services, mobilisation and demobilisation fees. The contract also includes an additional one-well option.

The Mærsk Developer has  the capacity to operate in water depths up to 10,000 feet. It is currently warm-stacked in Aruba after ending its latest contract offshore Trinidad and Tobago.