Maersk Drilling, Aker Energy sign new offshore contract

09 October 2018

Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with Aker Energy for Maersk Viking, an ultra-deepwater drillship, to drill the Pecan-4A appraisal well offshore Ghana. The contract covers one firm well with an expected duration of 30-35 days, with options for additional wells. The contract is expected to commence in Q4 2018. Maersk Viking is currently warm stacked in the Gulf of Mexico and will imminently commence its voyage to Ghana.

Maersk Viking, which was built in 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities and systems, will perform the drilling at an ultra-deepwater depth of 2,674 meters in the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block.

The contract is awarded by Aker Energy on behalf of the license group and as the Operator of the DWT/CTP block. Aker Energy is the operator of the block with a 50% participating interest. Aker Energy’s partners are LUKOIL (38%), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (10%) and Fuel trade (2%).