Maersk Drilling Heads Offshore Namibia

Maersk deliverer semi-submersible drilling rig
The Maersk Deliverer semi-submersible drilling rig is rated to drill in 10,000 feet of water and is ABS-classed. Image courtesy Maersk Drilling

COPENHAGEN (Dow Jones)–Danish industrial conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S (MAERSK-B.KO) said Wednesday its oil exploration services unit Maersk Drilling has secured a contract worth $34 million for the use of its Maersk Deliverer semi-submersible drilling rig.

Maersk Deliverer is to carry out work offshore Namibia for Enigma Oil & Gas Ltd., a subsidiary of Chariot Oil and Gas Ltd. (CHAR.LN). The contract has a duration of 60 days and is expected to commence at the end of March.

Maersk Deliverer is one of three ultra deepwater development semi-submersibles in Maersk Drilling’s fleet. Since it was delivered in 2010, it has been constantly deployed offshore West Africa.

-By Flemming Emil Hansen, Dow Jones Newswires