MAERSK Drilling has been awarded a contract worth around £8.25 million from Spirit Energy for work in the UK North Sea.
The Maersk Resolve has been chosen to drill one development well at Grove North East.
The contract, which includes additional services, mobilisation and demobilisation, is expected to start in March 2021 and last approximately 131 days.
It also includes an option to add plugging and abandonment of one well.
Morten Kelstrup, Maersk Drilling chief operating officer, said: “We’re excited to be able to build on our relationship with Spirit Energy with our first UK well for the customer, for whom we previously completed a highly successful subsea development campaign in Norway.
“We will surely be able to continue our close collaboration and mutual focus on operational excellence, and in addition the campaign at Grove will benefit from Maersk Resolve’s experience with safely and efficiently drilling challenging Zechstein formations as part of the rig’s latest assignment in Dutch waters.”
Maersk Resolve recently completed a campaign offshore the Netherlands and is currently warm-stacked in Esbjerg, Denmark.