Maersk Drilling has been awarded contracts with Shell for the provision of its Maersk Voyager vessel for drilling services offshore multiple countries.
Expected to get underway this month, with a total firm duration of one year, the total value of the deal is around £82 million.
That includes a mobilisation fee, but excludes integrated services expected to be provided and potential performance bonuses.
The contracts include an additional one-year option.
Maersk Drilling and Shell have also agreed to implement the RigFlow solution delivered by Maersk Drilling subsidiary Horizon56.
RigFlow standardises and digitalises the core workflows involved in well construction, including real-time exchange of information between onshore planning units, the offshore drilling teams, and the service companies supporting the operations.
Morten Kelstrup, chief operating officer of Maersk Drilling, said: “We’re excited to announce that we will be continuing the excellent collaboration that has now led to seven commitments for our rigs from Shell-affiliated operators in less than two years.
“This agreement will allow Maersk Voyager to showcase our ability to move swiftly and efficiently between jurisdictions and in this way support Shell with the efficiency gained from being able to plan in the longer term across several different operations.
“The highly capable Voyager crew recently drilled at a new world record water depth offshore Angola, and they’re ready to execute this multi-country campaign at the same high level of operational excellence.”