According to the report of world petroleum on April 4, Maersk drilling has signed a contract with shell to provide the seventh generation drilling ship Maersk Voyager for offshore drilling services in many countries. The contract shall start this month and the total term of the contract is one year.
The total value of the contract is approximately US $107.5 million, including mobilization fees, but excluding the expected comprehensive services and potential performance bonuses. These contracts include an additional one-year option.
In order to maintain good operational performance in drilling activities, Maersk drilling and shell agreed to implement the rigflow solution provided by horizon 56, a subsidiary of Maersk drilling. Rigflow realizes the standardization and digitization of the core workflow of oil well construction, including the real-time information exchange between onshore planning units, offshore drilling teams and service companies supporting operations.
Morten kelstrup, chief operating officer of Maersk drilling, said: “we are pleased to announce that we will continue our excellent cooperation. In less than two years, our drilling platform has obtained seven commitments from shell affiliated operators. “This agreement will enable Maersk Voyager to demonstrate our ability to act quickly and efficiently between different jurisdictions, and in this way support shell’s efficiency from the long-term planning of multiple different businesses. Recently, the highly capable Voyager crew drilled a new world record depth off the coast of Angola, and they are ready to carry out this multinational operation with the same high level of excellence.”
Maersk Voyager is a high specification ultra deep water drilling vessel, which was delivered in 2014.