Maersk Drilling has secured a contract extension offshore Norway for the ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Integrator from Aker BP.
Maersk Integrator will drill a well at the Tambar field under the £8.5 million extension, which starts in September 2020.
Before then, Maersk Integrator will undergo a series of upgrades to turn it into a hybrid, low-emission rig.
The upgrades are similar to the ones previously announced for the Maersk Intrepid.
Morten Kelstrup, COO of Maersk Drilling, said: “We are very happy to continue our close collaboration with Aker BP, and to announce the low-emission upgrade for another XLE rig.
“The great collaborative efforts in the alliance are producing high efficiency, leading to wells drilled much faster than planned and mutual benefit for all parties involved.
“Higher efficiency in itself reduces the CO2 emissions associated with a drilling campaign, and this aspect is now further strengthened by adding hybrid, low-emission technology.”
The Maersk Integrator was delivered in 2015 and is currently operating on the Ula field offshore Norway with a workscope expected to be finished in July 2020.
The rig is expected to perform its scheduled Special Periodic Survey in August 2020, before it commences drilling operations on the Tambar field.