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Maersk Drilling gets extra work for drillship in Angola

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a three-well contract from Total for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Voyager which will be employed to drill development wells in Angola’s Block 17.

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Maersk Voyager drillship; Source: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling said on Wednesday that the three-well contract has an estimated duration of 140 days.

This means that Maersk Voyager is now contracted until 2Q 2021.

The firm value of the three-well contract is approximately $30 million, including integrated drilling services provided.

The two one-well options included in Maersk Voyager’s previously agreed work scope for Total E&P remain.

Maersk Voyager is a high-spec ultra-deepwater drillship which was delivered in 2014.

It has been operating offshore Africa since 2015 and started operations for Total E&P Angola in January this year.

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The contract was suspended in April this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic but it restarted in August.

Maersk Drilling COO, Morten Kelstrup, said: “We are delighted to add three more wells to Maersk Voyager’s work scope in Angola where our operations were restarted in late August following a suspension period due to the restrictions imposed to combat the global pandemic.

“We’re happy to go back to work in collaboration with the local partners we have engaged to support the campaign”.