New contract for drilling rig in Azerbaijan, Maersk Drilling tweets

New contract for drilling rig in Azerbaijan, Maerks Drilling tweets

Danish drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has won a contract extension for one of its offshore drilling rigs.

According to a tweet from the company’s official Twitter account, the semi-submersible drilling rig Heydar Aliyev has received a 160 day contract extension from BP.

The rig is being used by the British oil giant in the Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan. The estimated value of the contract is $46 million.

Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Maersk Drilling seeking official confirmation. We will update the article should we receive any response.

The Heydar Aliyev (formerly known as Maersk Explorer) is Maersk Drilling’s first semi-submersible drilling rig in the Caspian Sea. The rig is designed for year-round operation at water depths from 45 m to 1,000 m (147 ft to 3,280 ft).

Update: April 10, 2015; 8:07 CET

Our source in Maersk Drilling has confirmed that the rig has received a short extension and is now committed to mid-May 2016.

Offshore Energy Today Staff


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