Rig: Maersk Reacher

Name Maersk Reacher
Owner Maersk Drilling
Manager Maersk Drilling
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Premium
Max Water Depth (ft) 350
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 229 x 223 x 31
Leg Length (ft) 479
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Denmark
Region NWECS

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type AKMH Wirth GH 4500 EG
Drawworks HP 4500
Mud Pumps Type AKMH Wirth TPK 2200
Top Drive Aker Maritime Hydraulics DDM-750-AC
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Gusto MSC
Rig Model CJ50-X100MC
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 --


19 Aug 2016

Arrival of jackup rigs

Semco Maritime is pleased to welcome the recent arrival of two Maersk Drilling high specification jack-up rigs to our Invergordon ship-yard facility. Maersk Reacher will be berthed in our Queens Dock facility for an undisclosed duration, carrying out necessary upgrades and modifications, whilst the recently constructed Maersk Highlander, following arrival by heavy lift from Singapore, will be at quayside for a short time, carrying out various commissioning tasks prior to naming ceremony and thereafter, mobilization out to the CULZEAN development in the UK sector North Sea, on long term contract. Semco Maritime Rig Projects have provided support for various disciplines, including electrical, mechanical and construction, with a number of safety instrumented systems provided by Semco Maritime as original equipment during the construction of the rig being commissioned, prior to departure. The Cromarty Firth and Invergordon Service Base was chosen as most suitable for both of these assets due to its strategic location in the North sea, with deep water shelter, the facilities offered by Port of Cromarty Firth and a long standing relationship with Semco Maritime as main contractor, providing full project management support to Maersk Drilling. Semco Maritime are also nearing completion of a number of scopes of work for the semi-submersible rig, Paragon MSS1, prior to departing Cromarty Firth on a drilling contract.

13 May 2014

PSA carries out audit on 'Maersk Reacher' jackup

On the 18th and 27th March 2014, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Maersk Drilling's follow-up of the alarm system in the drilling control room on ‘Maersk Reacher’ jackup. The objective of the audit was to monitor how Maersk Drilling is ensuring that alarm systems comply with relevant statutory requirements, recognised international standards and guidelines and the company's own requirements and policies. The result was, one non-conformity was identified in connection with alarm rates and follow-up of the alarm system. In addition, an improvement point was identified in connection with ICT security.

3 Jan 2014

BP exercise option for 'Maersk Reacher' jackup

Maersk Drilling (Maersk) has announced that BP Norway (BP) has extended the contract for the company’s ‘Maersk Reacher’ jackup rig for an additional two years, beginning in September 2014. The two year contract extension is valued at US$222 million and comes with four additional options for extension which if exercised would contract the rig until September 2020. BP originally contracted the ‘Maersk Reacher’ in September 2011 after it had been upgraded to comply with operating requirements on the Norwegian shelf.

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