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New Maersk jackups named

Posted on 20 August 2008

The first assignment for the Maersk Convincer is a one-year drilling contract with extension options with Brunei Shell Petroleum offshore Brunei.

Additionally, the newest high-efficiency jackup rig being delivered from Keppel FELS in Singapore has been named the Maersk Resolute. The new rig is the second in a series of four identical rigs being built for Maersk. Two more highly advanced, next-generation 350-ft jackup rigs will be delivered from Keppel FELS in 2009.

Mr Hemmingsen commented, “Maersk Contractors is proud to take delivery of this second high-efficiency jackup rig. The rig’s first assignment in the Danish sector of the North Sea will further emphasize our position as a leader in the North Sea and within the high-end jackup market in general.”

The drilling performance of the Maersk Resolute will be 20% more efficient than that of a conventional jackup. An extensive mechanisation has been implemented to further improve the safety and working environment for the crew.

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