Maersk's High Efficiency Jackup Rig No. 1 Named 'Maersk Resilient'

On Jan. 30, Maersk Contractors named the latest addition to the fleet. The new high efficiency jackup rig is the first in a series of four identical rigs currently under construction for Maersk Contractors. The following three highly advanced, next-generation 350ft jackup rigs will be delivered from Keppel FELS over the coming 15-20 months.

The Sponsor, Mrs. Susanne Hemmingsen, wife of Partner in the Firm A.P. Moller and CEO of Maersk Contractors, Claus V. Hemmingsen, named the new rig Maersk Resilient at a ceremony at Keppel FELS in Singapore. The event was attended by over 400 guests.

"This is a very special day for Maersk Contractors. High efficiency and safety have been the key drivers in the design of these new rigs and we look forward to proving their qualities in operation", says Claus V. Hemmingsen. "The delivery of this new design cements our position as a leader within advanced jackup rigs".

The drilling performance of the Maersk Resilient will be 20% more efficient than that of a conventional jackup rig. The highly efficient drilling equipment will make the rig well qualified for drilling deep and difficult wells, including high temperature/high pressure wells. An extensive mechanization has been implemented to further improve the safety and working environment for the crew.

The first assignment for the Maersk Resilient is a three-year contract with Dubai Petroleum Establishment in the Persian Gulf.

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