Rig: Noble Innovator

Name Noble Innovator
Owner Noble Drilling
Manager Noble Drilling
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type High-Specification
Max Water Depth (ft) 492
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 291 x 336 x 39.4
Leg Length (ft) 673
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country UK
Region NWECS

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco ADS 10Q
Drawworks HP 4600
Mud Pumps Type AKMH Wirth TPK 2200; TPK 800
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-8SA
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Gusto MSC
Rig Model CJ70-150MC
Year Built 2003
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Ulsan Shipyard
Group Yard Name Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Harbour Energy


27 Jul 2015

Maersk Drilling announces contract extension in Norway

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract extension for the jackup rig Mærsk Innovator with ConocoPhillips Norway for work on the Eldfisk field, part of the greater Ekofisk area, offshore Norway. The duration of the contract extension is 16 months. The extension is in direct continuation of the current contract expiring in February 2017, thus keeping the rig continuously contracted until June 2018. The estimated value of the contract extension is USD142m. “We are very pleased to see the Mærsk Innovator continue to work for ConocoPhillips,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO in Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board in the Maersk Group. Mærsk Innovator has been working for ConocoPhillips since 2010.

12 May 2014

'Maersk Innovator' to drill development wells on Ekofisk

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (COPSAS) has received consent to use the ‘Mærsk Innovator’ jack-up drilling rig for drilling and completion of two wells at Ekofisk 2/4-M. The Ekofisk field was discovered in 1969 and is the oldest of the oil and gas fields in production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The field is situated around 280 km south-west of Stavanger. Water depth at the site is approx. 73 metres. Drilling is planned to begin in June 2014, with a total duration of approximately 30 days. ‘Mærsk Innovator’ is a jack-up drilling facility built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea in 2002. The unit received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in May 2003. It is owned by Mærsk Contractors and operated by Mærsk Drilling Norway AS. The facility is registered in Denmark with Det norske Veritas as the classification society.

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