Rig: Maersk Developer

Name Maersk Developer
Owner Maersk Drilling
Manager Maersk Drilling
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type N/A
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft) 383 x 255 x 121
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Trinidad
Region Latin America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type AKMH Wirth GH 6000 EG
Drawworks HP 5600
Mud Pumps Type AKMH Wirth TPK 2200
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco HPS-1000
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Gusto MSC
Rig Model DSS-21
Year Built 2009
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Pioneer Yard I
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator Shell

News

8 Feb 2016

Maersk Developer to be Stacked

Following the completion of a six year long contract with Statoil, Mærsk Developer has now arrived for stacking just outside Port Fourchon, Louisiana, and will stay put until a new contract is in place. Unfortunately a new contract has not yet been secured for Mærsk Developer, which means that Maersk Drilling USA have had to say goodbye to 80 valued employees. "It goes without saying that I am very saddened by the fact that we had to say goodbye to so many good colleagues. I thank everyone for all of the great work they have done on board the Developer and as part of the rig team in Houston, and I wish them all the best in the future," says Lars Kasueske, Unit Director on Mærsk Developer.

4 Sep 2014

Statoil fails to make commercial discovery with Martin prospect

Statoil announces a small discovery in its Martin prospect located in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Statoil does not consider this to be a commercial discovery. The well has been drilled efficiently and plug and abandonment operations (P&A) are now ongoing. The Martin prospect was spudded in May 2014, in Mississippi Canyon Block 718 where water depths were 2,918 feet. Once P&A operations are completed the 'Maersk Developer' rig will move to the impact Perseus prospect in De Soto Canyon (DC) 231.

30 Nov 2006

Chartering rig in Gulf of Mexico

Statoil has entered into an agreement with Maersk Contractors USA for the chartering of a drilling rig capable of exploration drilling in ultra-deep waters. Worth USD 696 million, the agreement spans four years. The agreement has been concluded through Statoil's subsidiary, Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC. The semi-submersible rig is under construction at the Keppel FELS yard in Singapore and delivery is expected in April 2008. It can operate in water depths down to 3,000 metres and will be one of the most sophisticated units on the market. The rig will mainly be used for wildcat drilling in deep water in the Gulf of Mexico, but can also be used in Statoil’s other international focus locations. The charter agreement comes into force as soon as the rig arrives in the Gulf of Mexico in June 2008. “This long-term contract will secure drilling capability in the Gulf of Mexico,” says Bill Maloney, senior vice president for global exploration (GEX) in International Exploration & Production. “It underpins our determination to build a role as exploration operator beyond Norwegian waters.” Statoil has also entered into an agreement with Woodside Energy (USA), the American affiliate of the Australian energy company Woodside Energy, regarding sharing of the newly-built rig. Woodside Energy (USA) will use the rig for a total of 18 months of the contract period.

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