Maersk Drilling awarded drillship contract by Korea National Oil Corporation
Korea National Oil Corporation awarded Maersk Drilling a contract for the 2013-built Maersk Viking drillship.
In Block 6-1, offshore South Korea, the contract is to drill a single exploration well. The launch is scheduled for June 2021, and the duration is estimated to be 45 days.
The contract, including mobilization and demobilisation fees, is valued at $14.5m, Maersk Drilling said.
In Brunei Darussalam, Maersk Viking is currently mobilizing for a campaign.
“We’re pleased to be awarded this contract with a new customer in the form of KNOC for their first-ever drillship operation and are confident in our ability to quickly start up operations in Korean jurisdiction after Maersk Viking moves on from its previous job," said Morten Kelstrup, COO of Maersk Drilling.
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