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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.

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