Maersk Drilling has won a $24million North Sea decommissioning deal with Maersk Oil.
The contract covers the shutdown of the Leadon and James fields.
The jack-up rig Maersk Gallant will carry out the plugging and abandonment work.
The campaign is expected to last 230 days and start in February 2017.
“Despite an extremely challenging market, I am glad to say that Maersk Drilling is still able to secure new contracts for our rigs. By focusing on operational excellence and technical problem solving, we strive to always be a trusted and value-adding partner for our customers,” said Michael Reimer, head of global sales in Maersk Drilling.
“Maersk Drilling has extensive experience with plugging and abandonment operations, and we are looking forward to working closely together with Maersk Oil to safely decommission the two subsea fields, Leadon and James.”