Maersk Drilling awarded contracts off Angola, Namibia

Maersk Voyager

Maersk Drilling has been awarded contracts for a three-well exploration drilling project by Total E&P Angola Block 32, Block 48, and Total E and P Namibia for the drillship Maersk Voyager.

The project includes two wells offshore Angola in Blocks 32 and 48, plus one well offshore Namibia. The campaign is expected to commence in January 2020, with an estimated duration of 240 days.

The total value of the firm contracts is approximately US$46.3 million, including a mobilisation fee. The contracts include two additional one-well options.

Maersk Drilling said in a statement that the well in Angola’s Block 48 will be drilled at a new world record water depth of 3,628 metres, exceeding the current record of 3,400 metres.

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