Total has chosen a Maersk Drilling vessel for a three-well campaign in Angola’s block 17, handing the Danish firm a $30 million deal.
The Maersk Voyager drillship is expected to spend about 140 days on the job and is now contracted until Q2 2021.
The two one-well options included in Maersk Voyager’s pre-existing agreement with Total remain.
Morten Kelstrup, chief operating officer of Maersk Drilling, said: “We are delighted to add three more wells to Maersk Voyager’s work scope in Angola where our operations were re-started in late August following a suspension period due to the restrictions imposed to combat the global pandemic.
“We’re happy to go back to work in collaboration with the local partners we have engaged to support the campaign.”
Maersk Voyager was delivered in 2014 and has been operating offshore Africa since 2015.
It started work with Total in Angola in January this year.