Maersk Highlander Ready for Action

The Maersk Highlander jack-up rig will soon start work on the Culzean gas field in the North Sea for Maersk Oil, BP and JX Nippon, after being named at a ceremony at Invergordon in Scotland.

"I think we have acquired a very fine piece of equipment, a little sister to our XLE rigs," said Maersk Drilling’s CEO Claus. V. Hemmingsen at the ceremony.

"This rig was not originally part of our growth plans, nor was she ours from the outset. However, the opportunity of acquiring this rig and adding her to our fleet seemed obvious to us as she came with a firm long-term contract with a well-known customer and partners," he added.

The 400 foot newbuild has been at the Port of Cromarty Firth in Invergorden, Scotland since it was transported from the Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. The harsh environment jack-up rig was acquired from a subsidiary of Hercules Offshore before delivery from the yard.

Maersk Highlander will work on a five-year contract valued at approximately $420 million, including a mobilization fee of $9 million.



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