Maersk Drilling has won a contract worth $34million (£24.6m) with Shell Malaysia.
The work, using the Maersk Viking drillship, will cover four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap project off the country’s coast.
Maersk Drilling said the work with Shell in Malaysia is expected to begin in December this year, lasting an estimated 150 days.
The contract covers includes five additional one-well options for work off Malaysia, the Phillipines, and Brunei Darussalam.
Chief operating officer Morten Kelstrup said: “We’re delighted to confirm that Maersk Viking will return to Shell Malaysia for work on the Gumusut-Kakap project.
“In this way, we will be able to build further on the great collaboration that the rig’s highly capable crew has established during its current campaign with Brunei Shell Petroleum.”
The $34m includes the mobilisation fee for the drillship.
Maersk Viking is currently working offshore Brunei Darussalam for Shell, having won a one-well exploration deal worth around £6.7m with Brunei Shell Petroleum Company in November.
The drillship is expected to continue directly into a new contract after that, working with Korea National Oil Company (KNOC) in June.
It is expected to spend 45 days on Block 6-1 off South Korea’s coast, having won that contract worth around £10.5m in February.
Maersk Viking is a high-spec ultra-deepwater drillship which was delivered to Maersk Drilling in 2013.