Maersk Drilling has secured a three-well multi-million deal with BP in Trinidad and Tobago.
The fim will utilise the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer for development drilling at the Matapal project offshore Trinidad and Tobago.
The value of the contract is almost £60 million.
It will have an estimated duration of 322 days and is expected to commence in July 2020.
The contract also contains an additional one-well option.
Morten Kelstrup, chief operating officer of Maersk Drilling, said: “It is obviously exciting for us to see Maersk Discoverer go to Trinidad for BP, for whom the rig has performed successful operations offshore Egypt for the last six years, including the shallowest water well ever drilled in dynamic positioning mode for both BP and Maersk Drilling which delivered significant cost savings to the customer.
“We are very pleased that BP is recognising Maersk Discoverer’s qualities by re-signing the rig for this new campaign.”
The Maersk Discoverer is a DSS-21 column-stabilised dynamically positioned semi-submersible drilling rig, able to operate in water depths up to 10,000 ft.
It is currently operating offshore Egypt.