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Maersk Drilling to Sell Jackup
Monday, November 12, 2018 The 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, 2018 Drilling 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, 2018 Maersk 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, 2016 Maersk 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, 2016 Maersk 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, 2016 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.

Maersk Drilling Lays Off About 120 GOM Workers
Monday, August 01, 2016 Maersk 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, 2016 Denmark'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, 2016 Sembcorp 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, 2016 Maersk 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, 2016 Chevron'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, 2016 As 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, 2016 Four more oil and gas companies announce hundreds of layoffs in Texas.

Semco Maritime Secures Maersk Guardian Expansion Contract
Friday, December 11, 2015 Semco 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, 2015 Maersk 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, 2015 Maersk 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, 2015 Maersk 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, 2015 The 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, 2015 Statoil 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, 2015 BP 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, 2015 Maersk 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, 2015 The 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, 2015 Wage 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, 2015 Otto 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, 2015 Companies 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, 2015 The 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, 2015 Otto 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, 2015 Maersk 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, 2015 Keppel 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, 2015 Moller-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, 2015 Maersk 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, 2014 Denmark'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, 2014 Maersk 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, 2014 The 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.

Maersk Deliverer Receives $378M Contract to Continue Work Offshore Angola
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Maersk Drilling clinches a $387 million two-year extension contract from Chevron for the Maersk Deliverer semisub to continue working at the Tombua Landana field offshore Angola.

Maersk Drilling in Talks to Secure Contract for Newbuild Maersk Voyager
Friday, September 26, 2014 Maersk Drilling is in talks to secure a contract for Maersk Voyager drillship, which was named in a ceremony at Samsung Heavy Industries' Geoje-Si shipyard in South Korea.

Denmark's Maersk Drilling CEO Sees Slow Deepwater Rig Market In 2014, 2015
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Maersk Drilling Chief Executive Claus Hemmingsen talks at the sidelines of AP Moller-Maersk's annual capital markets day.

Petronas Carigali Extends Drilling Contract for Maersk Convincer for $56M
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Petronas Carigali extends contract for Maersk Convincer jackup by a year for $56 million.

Maersk Says Drilling Unit Sells Venezuela Drilling Barge Activities
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk says its offshore oil and gas drilling unit has sold its Venezuelan barge activities.

Maersk Tests Water For Angola Oil Sale-Jyllands Posten
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Maersk Oil is testing the water for the sale of a significant part of its stake in the deepwater Chissonga project in Angola, Jyllands Posten reports.

Maersk to Start $700M Drilling Plan with Det Norske in Norway Soon
Thursday, August 07, 2014 Denmark's AP Moller-Maersk takes delivery of a jack-up rig, which is about to begin a five-year drilling program with explorer Det Norske.

Maersk Drilling Chief Says Rigs Dip Could Extend To 2018
Thursday, May 22, 2014 The global offshore drilling market's dip could be longer than previously expected and charter rates could take until 2017 or 2018 to recover to last year's levels, Claus Hemmingsen says.

Maersk Valiant Drillships Heads to GOM After Delivery from SHI's Shipyard
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Maersk Valiant drillship heads to the Gulf of Mexico for a two year assignment after delivery from Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea.

SHI Clinches $1.3B Contract to Build 2 Drillships
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Samsung Heavy Industries clinches a $1.3 billion contract to build two drillships.

Maersk Drilling Outlines Future Plans
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Maersk Drilling lays out plans to provide the upstream oil and gas industry with appropriate rigs for a more challenging drilling environment.

Maersk Intrepid to Start Mobilization to Norwegian North Sea in April
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Maersk Drilling reveals that its newbuild Maersk Intrepid jackup will start mobilization to the Norwegian North Sea in around two weeks to commence a contract with Total.

Maersk Intrepid to Head for Norway After Delivery by Keppel FELS
Monday, March 24, 2014 Maersk Drilling reports a naming ceremony was held at Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore for newbuild jackup Maersk Intrepid, which will head for Norway to begin a four-year assignment with Total.

Maersk Drilling Reports On its Local Talent Training Program in Angola
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Maersk Drilling reports on the firm's local talent training program in Angola which will support its operations in the country.

Newbuild Maersk Viking Heads to the GOM to Commence Work for ExxonMobil
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Newbuild drillship Maersk Viking departs Samsung Heavy Industries' Geoje-Si shipyard in South Korea to begin a contract with ExxonMobil in the Gulf of Mexico.

Maersk Completer to Continue Working for BSP off Brunei Under New Contract
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Brunei Shell Petroleum awards Maersk Drilling a four year contract for the Maersk Completer jackup to operate offshore Brunei.