Maersk Drilling has been awarded an additional one-well contract with £16.5 million from Aker BP for the jack-up rig Maersk Integrator.
The rig will move to the Ula field offshore Norway to drill the Ula F – Producer 1 well.
The contract has an estimated duration of 85 days and is expected to commence in April 2021.
Maersk Integrator is contracted under the terms of the frame agreement that Maersk Drilling and Aker BP entered into in 2017 as part of the Aker BP Jack-up Alliance which also includes Halliburton.
Morten Kelstrup, COO of Maersk Drilling, said: “We are pleased to add one more well to Maersk Integrator’s work scope for Aker BP in 2021.
“Our alliance with Aker BP and Halliburton is enabling new ways of working as one team across the value chain, and our close collaboration also allows greater flexibility in future well planning, so additional wells can be committed to as plans mature.
“We have achieved impressive efficiency gains in the alliance, and this also translates into a reduction of the CO2 emissions associated with drilling.
“The upgrades currently being performed on Maersk Integrator will improve our emissions profile even further.”