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Spirit Energy Contracts Rig for UKCS Infill Well
Friday, January 15, 2021The Maersk Resolve, above, will drill a development well at Grove North East in the UK North Sea. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Hybrid Drilling Rig Starts Up Offshore Norway
Friday, December 18, 2020The retrofitted Maersk Intrepid has shown "very promising emission levels" since starting operations last month. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Suriname Drilling Pays Off for Petronas and Exxon
Friday, December 11, 2020PETRONAS Suriname E&P B.V. (PSEPBV) has made its first hydrocarbon discovery in Suriname, Petronas reported Friday.

Maersk Drilling Wins North Sea Contract
Tuesday, December 08, 2020OMV (Norge) AS has awarded a one-well contract for the Maersk Integrator. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Total Awards Suriname Drilling Contract
Tuesday, November 24, 2020Maersk Drilling anticipates a firm total of $100 million from the two-rig contract. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling Secures Contract Extension
Tuesday, November 17, 2020Brunei Shell Petroleum has decided to extend its contract for the Maersk Viking drillship. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Brunei Shell Contract Goes to Maersk Drilling
Thursday, November 12, 2020Brunei Shell Petroleum has awarded Maersk Drilling a one-well exploration contract for the Maersk Viking, above. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Total Awards Maersk Contract for Three Angola Wells
Thursday, October 22, 2020Total E&P Angola has awarded Maersk Drilling a three-well contract for the Maersk Voyager drillship. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Dana Contracts Maersk Rig for Two Wells
Friday, October 02, 2020Dana Petroleum Netherlands B.V. has awarded Maersk Drilling a two-well contract. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Rig Drilling New Martin Linge Wells
Wednesday, September 09, 2020Equinor has identified well barrier deficiencies in four Martin Linge gas wells. PHOTO SOURCE: Equinor

Rig Contract Extension Goes to Maersk Drilling
Tuesday, September 01, 2020The Maersk Convincer, above, is operating on the Seria field for BSP. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling Wins Suriname Contract from Petronas
Thursday, July 02, 2020The Maersk Developer, above, will be Maersk Drilling’s first rig to operate offshore Suriname. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

$100MM Equinor Contract Goes to Maersk Drilling
Friday, May 01, 2020This photo shows the Maersk Intrepid hybrid jack-up rig. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk

Tullow Terminates Maersk Drillship Contract
Wednesday, March 25, 2020This photo shows the Maersk Venturer drillship. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Tullow Awards Maersk Decom Bundled Project
Friday, February 28, 2020Above is a Sept. 2019 photo of the subsea support vessel Maersk Installer during a subsea infrastructure removal, recycling and waste management project for the Thames field. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Decom

Top Apps to Have in Oil and Gas
Friday, August 09, 2019Here are some popular apps that can make it easier to follow the pulse of the industry.

Maersk Drilling to Sell Jackup
Monday, November 12, 2018The company has entered into an agreement to sell the Maersk Giant to an Australian-based company.

CEO: Maersk Drilling Strong Enough To Stand On Its Own After Listing
Tuesday, August 28, 2018Drilling rig contractor Maersk Drilling will provide strong competition for its peers when it spins off from the AP Moller-Maersk conglomerate next year.

Maersk Drilling Lays Off Dozens in GOM
Tuesday, January 23, 2018Maersk Drilling is cutting some of its employees working in the Gulf of Mexico.

Maersk to Limit Investment in Energy Businesses until Separation
Tuesday, December 13, 2016Maersk will limit investment in its energy businesses until they are separated, the group's CEO Soren Skou said in a webinar from the company's Capital Markets Day event.

Maersk Oil Begins Culzean Drilling Campaign
Thursday, September 29, 2016Maersk Oil has begun drilling the first production well at the Culzean field, located in the UK North Sea.

Maersk Highlander Ready for Action
Friday, August 19, 2016The 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.

Maersk Drilling Lays Off About 120 GOM Workers
Monday, August 01, 2016Maersk Drilling is laying off 122 offshore workers due to an early termination of the Maersk Valiant rig.

Maersk Drilling to Cut up to 140 Jobs in Norway
Thursday, July 21, 2016Denmark's Maersk Drilling says it will cut up to 140 jobs in Norway due to lack of work for two rigs.

Sembcorp Marine Delivers Newbuild Maersk Highlander to Maersk Drilling
Monday, May 30, 2016Sembcorp Marine delivers newbuild Maersk Highlander to Maersk Drilling, with the jackup to be deployed to Culzean field in the North Sea.

Maersk Drilling Acquires Newbuild Jackup from Hercules Offshore for $190M
Friday, May 27, 2016Maersk Drilling acquires a newbuild jackup from Hercules Offshore for $190 million, with the rig to head for the North Sea to commence work on the Culzean gas field.

Chevron's Affiliate CABGOC Terminates Maersk Deliverer Contract
Wednesday, March 30, 2016Chevron's affiliate Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. terminates the contract for semisub Maersk Deliverer ahead of its expiry in December.

Maersk Drilling Sees Overcapacity On Rigs For The Foreseeable Future
Thursday, February 11, 2016As much as one third of the global offshore fleet of oil drilling rigs could be idled in 2016 as energy firms scale back investments on the back of weak crude prices.

Oil, Gas Companies Cut Hundreds More Jobs in Texas
Monday, February 01, 2016Four more oil and gas companies announce hundreds of layoffs in Texas.

Semco Maritime Secures Maersk Guardian Expansion Contract
Friday, December 11, 2015Semco Maritime secures a contract with Maersk Drilling for the expansion of the Maersk Guardian rig, which will be inserted at various fields in the Danish part of the North Sea from September 2016.

Maersk Expects Drilling Companies Will Continue to Face 'Headwinds'
Monday, November 09, 2015Maersk Drilling expects offshore drilling companies around the world to continue to face "significant headwinds" in the future.

Maersk Seeks to Shut Oil Installation in UK North Sea
Wednesday, August 26, 2015Maersk Oil seeks regulatory permission to shut its Janice installation, which produces around 7,000 barrels per day from three UK North Sea oilfields.

Maersk Giant Rig Wins North Sea Work with DONG Energy
Monday, August 10, 2015Maersk drilling secures a 150-day contract for its Maersk Giant rig with DONG Energy.

OGA Names Final Winners from 28th Offshore Licensing Round
Monday, July 27, 2015The UK's Oil and Gas Authority announces the remaining winners from the 28th Offshore Licensing Round, which covers 353 blocks on the UK Continental Shelf.

Statoil: First Production Well Spuds at Gina Krog
Wednesday, July 22, 2015Statoil announces that the first production well has been spud at Gina Krog, just eight days after the Maersk Integrator (492' ILC) drilling rig arrived at the North Sea field.

Maersk Drilling's Heydar Aliyev Semisub Contract with BP Extended to 2016
Monday, July 20, 2015BP extends contract, worth $523 million, with Maersk Drilling for the Heydar Aliyev semisub for five years to May 2021.

Maersk Drilling Decommissions Jackup Maersk Endurer
Wednesday, July 15, 2015Maersk Drilling decommissions Maersk Endurer, with the jackup to be recycled at Zhoushan Changhong International Ship Recycling facility in China.

Maersk Venturer to Mobilize to Hawkeye-1 Well in Palawan Basin in Late July
Thursday, July 02, 2015The Maersk Venturer drillship will mobilize to drill the Hawkeye-1 exploration well in Service Contract 55 in the Palawan Basin, offshore Philippines in late July.

Norwegian Oil Drillers Call in Mediator after Wage Talks Fail
Friday, May 22, 2015Wage talks involving thousands of Norwegian offshore oil workers break down, raising the risk of a strike that could disrupt oil exploration and efforts to raise production.

Otto Energy Secures Maersk Venturer Drillship Contract
Tuesday, May 05, 2015Otto Energy secures Maersk Venturer drillship for the Hawkeye-1 exploration well in Service Contract 55 offshore Palawan, the Philippines.

Petroleum Companies Need to Focus on Reducing Industry Cost
Wednesday, April 22, 2015Companies need to reduce petroleum industry cost to bring offshore hydrocarbons into production economically, speakers at a conference in Singapore say.

Maersk Drilling: Cheap Oil to Trigger Drilling Sector Take-Over Wave
Tuesday, April 21, 2015The oil drilling industry faces a wave of take-overs in the next two years as crude prices are expected to remain under $85 per barrel, Claus Hemmingsen, chief executive of Danish Maersk Drilling, says.

Otto Pares Stake in Philippines' SC55, Secures Drillship for Hawkeye-1 Well
Monday, March 02, 2015Otto Energy farms out a 15 percent stake in Service Contract 55 off the Philippines to Red Emperor Resources and signs a letter of intent for Maersk Venturer to drill the Hawkeye-1 exploration well in the block.

Maersk Positions Self for 'New Oil Reality' as Profit Fall
Thursday, February 26, 2015Maersk Drilling is bracing for the "new oil reality" facing the rig market by implementing cost-cutting and efficiency enhancement programs.

Keppel FELS Holds Naming Ceremony for Newbuild Jackup Maersk Integrator
Monday, February 16, 2015Keppel FELS holds naming ceremony for Maersk Integrator, with the newbuild jackup chartered to Statoil for development drilling in Gina Krog field offshore Norway.

Maersk Offshore Oil Industry Service Units To Cut Head Office Jobs
Wednesday, February 04, 2015Moller-Maersk's oil industry service companies Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Services, are to cut staffing at their Danish head offices due to the slump in oil prices.

Keppel FELS Delivers Ultra Harsh Environment Jackup to Maersk Drilling
Thursday, January 29, 2015Maersk Drilling takes delivery of its third ultra harsh environment jackup from Keppel FELS in Singapore.

Maersk Gets Extension from Hess for Resolute Rig
Monday, November 24, 2014Denmark's Maersk Drilling receives an estimated $75-million extension to its contract with Hess Corporation for the Maersk Resolute rig.

Maersk Venturer Lands $17M Contract from Total to Drill Well Off Malaysia
Tuesday, October 28, 2014Maersk Venturer lands $17 million contract from Total to drill a well offshore Malaysia in December.

Maersk: Drilling Industry Dip Could Last Into 2016
Tuesday, October 28, 2014The global offshore oil rig market's downturn could last into 2016, longer than seen a few months ago as a fall in oil prices exacerbates the dip, the chief executive of Maersk Drilling says.