Maersk Drillng has won a £16.6m ($20.4m) contract with Petronas off Suriname.
The Maersk Developer rig will be used for the one-well exploration campaign in Block 52 off the South American nation’s coast.
It covers drilling services as well as mobilisation and demobilisation fees, with an additional one well option.
The contract is expected to begin in the third or fourth quarter of the year, lasting around 75 days.
Chief operating officer Morten Kelstrup said: “It is great to work for Petronas again with a quick reactivation of Mærsk Developer for this campaign in the exciting Suriname-Guyana basin.
“This will showcase our ability to smoothly and efficiently establish operations in new jurisdictions, as Mærsk Developer will become the first of our rigs to operate offshore Suriname.”
Maersk Developer is currently warm-stacked off Aruba after ending its latest contract offshore Trinidad and Tobago.