Maersk Drilling takes delivery of Maersk Intrepid jackup

Posted on 01 April 2014

Maersk Intrepid, an ultra-harsh environment XL Enhanced jackup, is designed to drill in water depths up to 492 ft and features a remote operated pipe handling system, which improves efficiency and maintains rig crew safety. The jackup is expected to begin a four-year contract with Total E&P Norge AS in the North Sea in two weeks.

Maersk Intrepid, an ultra-harsh environment XL Enhanced jackup, is designed to drill in water depths up to 492 ft and features a remote operated pipe handling system, which improves efficiency and maintains rig crew safety.

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its first ultra-harsh environment jackup, Maersk Intrepid, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore. Maersk Intrepid will start its mobilization to the Norwegian North Sea in approximately two weeks, where it will commence a four-year contract with Total E&P Norge AS.

With a leg length of 678 ft, the ultra-harsh environment XL Enhanced jackups are designed for year-round operation in the North Sea, in water depths up to 492 ft. Uptime and drilling efficiency are maximized through dual pipe handling. The drill floor features multi-machine control – a fully remote operated pipe handling system allowing all standard operations, such as stand building and tripping, to be conducted without personnel on the drill floor, thus ensuring a high level of consistency across crews and an improved efficiency.

Maersk Intrepid is the first in a series of four newbuild ultra-harsh environment jackups to enter Maersk Drilling’s rig fleet in 2014 to 2016. The four jackups represent a total investment of $2.6 billion. The first three jackups, including Maersk Intrepid, will be delivered from the Keppel FELS shipyard in 2014 to 2015, and the fourth will be delivered from the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea in 2016.

The Maersk Intrepid will be drilling the demanding and complex wells on the Martin Linge field development in the Norwegian North Sea. The contract includes four one-year options. The estimated contract value for the firm contract is $550 million.

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