Total Hires Maersk Venturer Drillship for Malaysian Job

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Maersk Venturer drillship, image (c) Maersk Drilling

The newly delivered drillship Maersk Venturer has just been picked by Total for a 45-day/one-well drilling job offshore Malaysia.  The approximately USD $17 million contract includes a 40 day extension option.

This ABS-classed deepwater rig was built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and is Maersk Drilling’s third drillship of four ordered from SHI.

“We are happy to get the Maersk Venturer out working, especially with the short term challenges in the floater market, and we remain confident that we can secure another good contract for the drillship, when this short term contracts ends,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO in Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board in the Maersk Group.