Equinor has exercised two options extending the current contract for the jackup Maersk Intrepid by two months until June 2019. Further, Maersk Drilling and Equinor have signed a new five-month contract for the Maersk Intrepid, which will commence in direct continuation of the current extended contract. The new contract adds an additional four options of two months each.
Equinor has exercised options and added a new contract for jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid to continue supporting the development towards first oil at the Martin Linge field.
The Maersk Intrepid will be utilized for both drilling and accommodation activities at the Martin Linge field, with possible re-deployment to other Equinor-operated fields at a later stage.
“We are proud to see Maersk Intrepid get the opportunity to continue on Martin Linge and contribute to the expected opening of production on the field in 2020,” Morten Kelstrup, CCIO of Maersk Drilling, said. “Equinor is a highly valued customer to Maersk Drilling, and it’s great to be able to continue our long-standing cooperation with this renewed commitment. Equinor continues to move the boundaries within the industry with new technologies, and we believe our modern rigs are a vital part of being able to deliver this.”
The Maersk Intrepid is an ultra-harsh environment XL Enhanced jackup rig and was the world’s largest jackup when it was launched in 2014. It has been deployed in Norwegian waters since, with a track record, which includes work on the Sleipner and Hanz fields.