Maersk Drilling has been awarded contract extensions for the jack-up rigs Maersk Resolute and Maersk Resolve by Petrogas and Wintershall, respectively. The extensions allow the two rigs to continue their operations in the North Sea.

Maersk Resolute has been awarded a 56-day contract extension by Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V., continuing its work in the Dutch Sector of the North Sea where it has drilled multiple wells since commencing operations in June 2017.

Maersk Resolve has been awarded a 21-day minimum contract extension by Wintershall Noordzee B.V., continuing its operation in an ongoing North Sea drilling campaign. This fourth contract extension covers work at the Ravn field in the Danish North Sea and brings the duration of the contract with Wintershall Noordzee to a total of 380 days since operations commenced at the end of June 2017. This means the contract will have covered work scopes for Wintershall Noordzee in both the UK, the Netherlands and Denmark with the same rig.

“It is very rewarding to be able to successfully reactivate our rigs from warm stack in order to support our customers’ business by delivering safe and smart drilling operations, deploying rigs and crews with extensive experience in North Sea operations. We are especially pleased at the positive feedback our services have received from Wintershall Noordzee B.V., since this was a new customer relationship,” said Morten Kelstrup, CCIO of Maersk Drilling.