Maersk Drilling secures one-well contract extension with Total in Suriname

Source: press release, 12 May 2021

photo: Maersk Drilling
photo: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling has announced that Total E&P Suriname, Suriname Branch has exercised an option to add the drilling of one additional appraisal well in Suriname’s Block 58 to the work scope of the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer.

The contract extension has an estimated duration of 100 days, with work expected to commence in end-May 2021 in direct continuation of the rig’s previously agreed work scope. The contract value of the extension is approximately USD 20 million, including integrated services provided.

Mærsk Developer is a DSS-21 column-stabilised dynamically positioned semi-submersible rig, able to operate in water depths up to 10,000 feet. It was delivered in 2009 and is currently operating for Total offshore Suriname.