Maersk Drilling has secured a multi-million contract with Ineos Oil & Gas UK for work in the North Sea.
Drilling is expected to get underway in the third quarter of this year with an estimated duration of 140 days.
The contract, which is worth $11.3 million (£8m), also includes four additional one-well options.
Maersk Resolve is a 350ft, Gusto-engineered MSC CJ50 high-efficiency jack-up rig, which was delivered in 2009.
It is currently carrying out work for Spirit Energy in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Morten Kelstrup, COO of Maersk Drilling, said: “We’re delighted to be able to firm up Maersk Resolve’s drilling programme for 2021 with this contract, which will see the rig take on its third campaign in a row involving drilling of the challenging Zechstein formations you encounter in this part of the North Sea.
“We’re confident that Maersk Resolve’s highly capable crew will be able to leverage best practice from the previous campaigns in a safe and efficient operation for INEOS.”