Maersk Drilling has secured a £19.6 million contract extension from Aker BP for the ultra-harsh environment, jack-up rig Maersk Integrator.
Maersk Integrator will move to the Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway to drill two wells, with work expected to commence in October 2020 and last 93 days.
The contract includes an additional one-well option.
The rig is contracted under the terms of the alliance agreement Maersk Drilling entered into with Aker BP and Halliburton in 2017.
The tripartite alliance uses a shared incentives model, thereby securing mutual commitment to collaborate to reduce waste and deliver value.
Maersk Drilling COO Morten Kelstrup said: “We are thrilled to be able to firm up activities for Maersk Integrator in 2020 by continuing to work closely together with Aker BP in an alliance which is enabling new ways of working across the value chain.
“The alliance is enhancing efficiency through increased coordination and involvement, and we are starting to see the first tangible results of this.
“Higher efficiency in itself reduces the CO2 emissions associated with a drilling campaign, and this is further improved by the low-emission upgrades Maersk Integrator will receive before it begins working at Ivar Aasen.”