Harbour Energy has picked a Maersk Drilling rig for a trio of development wells on the Catcher area of the UK North Sea.
Maersk will reactivate its Innovator rig for the task, which should get under way in December.
The unit is currently warm-stacked in Grenaa, Denmark, after ending its previous contract in the UK in May 2020.
Morten Kelstrup, chief operating officer of Maersk Drilling, said: “We’re excited to secure this contract with Harbour Energy which will see Maersk Innovator go back to work in the UK.
“We believe the Innovator’s high-specification and technical capabilities are an ideal match for this work scope, including the rig’s large deck area, offline capabilities, and capacity for deploying subsea trees.”
The contract will run for about nine months.
Harbour Energy said in June that an infill drilling programme was being progressed for Catcher.