CATEGORIZED | News

Maersk Drilling takes delivery of ultra-deepwater drillship Maersk Viking

Posted on 24 February 2014

Maersk Viking is the first of four ultra-deepwater drillships that will join Maersk Drilling’s fleet in 2014. The drillship has the capability to drill to a depth of 40,000 ft at water depths up to 12,000 ft.

Maersk Viking is the first of four ultra-deepwater drillships that will join Maersk Drilling’s fleet in 2014. The drillship has the capability to drill to a depth of 40,000 ft at water depths up to 12,000 ft.

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its first ultra-deepwater drillship, Maersk Viking, from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. Maersk Viking has started its voyage to the Gulf of Mexico where it will commence a three-year contract with ExxonMobil.

Maersk Viking is the first in a series of four ultra-deepwater drillships to enter Maersk Drilling’s fleet. The four drillships represent a total investment of $2.6 billion and will be delivered from the SHI shipyard throughout 2014.

Featuring dual derrick and large subsea work and storage areas, the drillship design allows for efficient well construction and field development activities through offline activities. With their advanced positioning control system, the ships automatically maintain a fixed position in severe weather conditions with waves of up to 11 m and wind speeds of up to 26 m/sec.

Special attention has been given to safety on board the drillships. Equipped with multi-machine control on the drill floor, the high degree of automation ensures safe operation and consistent performance. Higher transit speeds and increased capacity will reduce the overall logistics costs for oil companies.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 30 January 2015

    Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips advancing Paleogene discoveries in deepwater GOM

    Chevron and BP will collaborate with ConocoPhillips to explore and appraise 24 jointly-held offshore leases in the northwest portion of Keathley Canyon...

  • 29 January 2015

    PetroQuip deploys BigFoot toe sleeve in Anadarko Basin

    PetroQuip Energy Services successfully implemented its revolutionary toe sleeve, BigFoot, in a recent horizontal completion for an independent operator...

  • 27 January 2015

    US EIA: Lower 48 oil production outlook stable despite expected rig count reduction

    The sharp decline in oil prices over Q4 2014, which has continued in January, is already having a significant effect on drilling activity in the US, according...

  • 27 January 2015

    Hess announces 2015 capital, exploratory budget

    Hess Corp announced a 2015 capital and exploratory budget of $4.7 billion, a 16% reduction from its 2014 actual spend of $5.6 billion. Of this, $2.1 billion (45%) is budgeted for unconventional shale resources...

  • 26 January 2015

    Young professionals program at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference to target future leaders of the industry

    The oil and gas industry is constantly looking to the future. Whether this comes in the form of pushing the limits of pressure...

  • Read more news