Rig: Maersk Intrepid

Name Maersk Intrepid
Owner Maersk Drilling
Manager Maersk Drilling
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type High-Specification
Max Water Depth (ft) 492
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft) 291 x 336 x 39
Leg Length (ft) 678
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Norway
Region NWECS

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco SSGD-5750
Drawworks HP 5750
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco HPS-1000
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2100000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Gusto MSC
Rig Model CJ70-X150MD
Year Built 2014
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Pioneer Yard I
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Equinor

News

17 Oct 2016

Gas/condensate discovery northeast of the Martin Linge field in the North Sea - 30/4-3 S

Total E & P Norge, operator of production licence 043, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 30/4-3 S. The well was drilled in the northeast part of the Martin Linge field. The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks (Brent group). The well encountered gas and condensate in the Tarbert, Ness and Etive formations in the Brent group. Reservoir quality was good. Preliminary estimations of the size of the discovery are between 2 and 11 million standard cubic metres (Sm3) of recoverable oil equivalents. Extensive data acquisition and sampling have been carried out. The well was formation-tested. The maximum production rate was 2.4 million standard cubic metres (Sm3) of gas/flow day through a 48/64-inch nozzle opening. The well has added additional resources to the Martin Linge development and was completed with the objective of putting the well into production at start-up of the field. 30/4-3 S is the fourth exploration well in production licence 043. The licence was awarded in 1976. The well was drilled to a vertical and measured depth of 4134 metres and 4581 metres below the sea surface, respectively, and was terminated in the Dunlin group in the Early Jurassic. Water depth is 115 metres. The well was drilled with the Mærsk Intrepid drilling facility.

18 May 2016

Drilling permit for well 30/4-3 S in production licence 040/043

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 30/4-3 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations. Well 30/4-3 S will be drilled with the Mærsk Intrepid rig at position 60°30'22.44"N and 2°0'53.37"E in production licence 040/043. The drilling programme for well 30/4-3 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well. Total E&P Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 51 per cent, Petoro has 30 per cent and Statoil Petroleum AS has 19 per cent. The area in this licence consists of a part of block 30/4. Production licence PL 040 was awarded in the 3rd licensing round on 1 April 1975, and PL 043 was awarded on 31 Dec. 1975. This is the third exploration well to be drilled within the licence area. A total of 16 wells, including sidetracks, have been drilled in the Martin Linge area. The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activities.

20 Aug 2014

'Maersk Intrepid' given permission to work in Norway

The ‘Maersk Intrepid’ jack-up drilling facility has received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA). An Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) is a statement from the PSA indicating that a mobile facility is considered to be in compliance with relevant requirements in the petroleum activities regulations. After the AoC has been granted, the facility owner is responsible for ensuring that the organisation, management system and facility’s technical condition always comply with the regulations.

10 Jun 2014

'Maersk Intrepid' arrives at Westcon shipyard in Norway

The world’s largest jack-up rig has arrived Westcon in Olen, Norway. The unit has sailed from Singapore with the heavy lift vessel Hawk. With a leg length of 206.8 meters ‘Maersk Intrepid’ is the world’s largest jack-up rig. The rig is planning to stay at Westcon Yards for 50-60 days to train the crew, install third part equipment and to test the systems on board”, says Malvin Eide, rig manager at Westcon Yards. These days it is 20 years since Safe Britannia entered Westcon as the first rig project of the yard. Westcon has since invested more than NOK600 million in developing the yard and the organization, and more than 100 rig projects have been completed.

23 May 2014

Westcon preparing for arrival of 'Maersk Intrepid'

The world’s largest jackup rig, the ‘Maersk Intrepid’ is expected to arrive in the Westcon shipyard in Norway on the 6th June 2014. The shipyard has gone under a number of improvements in recent years; among them is the preparation of the seabed outside the quay to provide jackups with safe moorings. The ‘Maersk Intrepid’ will be the first jackup to use this when it arrives at the shipyard. The unit is planning to stay at the Westcon yard for 50-60 days to train the crew, install third party equipment and test on board systems before drilling for Total on the Martin Linge field.

22 May 2014

Maersk Drilling's releases Q1 2014 results

Maersk Drilling delivered a profit of USD116m (USD146m) in the first quarter of 2014. The result was negatively impacted with USD30m compared to the first quarter result last year mainly due to planned yard stays and the intake of two new rigs. “2014 is a year of execution in progressing on Maersk Drilling’s ambitious growth strategy. As expected our first quarter result is negatively impacted by planned yard stays and the intake of two new rigs in our fleet. However, it is positive to see that we still deliver a stellar operational performance with 97% uptime for the fifth consecutive quarter in a row, which proves the strength of our business and our ability to deliver on our long-term goal of USD 1bn by 2018,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board in the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Maersk Drilling’s ambitious growth strategy includes investments of USD5.2bn in eight new rigs being delivered between 2014 and 2016. In the first quarter in 2014, Maersk Drilling took delivery of its first drillship, the ‘Maersk Viking’, and the first ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig, the ‘Maersk Intrepid’. Contracts have been secured for six of the eight newbuilds. Maersk Drilling is in discussions with oil companies for employment on both short and longer term contracts for the last two drillships, which have not yet achieved a contract. “We are currently seeing a slowdown in the deepwater market due to oil companies postponing several drilling programmes. We expect intensified competition in especially 2014 and 2015 for longer term jobs. However, there are still many short-term jobs, which will help absorb the supply. Despite the short term challenges, we maintain our positive long term view on the deepwater market, and our strong contract coverage shows that we are in the right markets, and that our services offered resonate well with our customers,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen. Maersk Drilling’s forward contract coverage is 93% for the remaining part of 2014, 70% for 2015 and 50% for 2016. The total revenue backlog for Maersk Drilling at the end of Q1 2014 amounted to USD7.4bn (USD6.5bn). Maersk Drilling expects a result for 2014 below the result for 2013 (US 528m) due to an extensive yard stay programme, one-time costs associated with training and start-up of operation of six new rigs and delays in the delivery of newbuilds due to interruptions in the delivery of certain equipment and services from sub-supplier.

1 Apr 2014

Maersk Drilling takes delivery of 'Maersk Intrepid' jackup

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its first ultra harsh environment jack-up, 'Maersk Intrepid', from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore on time. 'Maersk Intrepid' will start its mobilisation to the Norwegian North Sea in approximately two weeks, where it will commence a four year contract with Total E&P Norge AS. Maersk Intrepid is the first in a series of four newbuild ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs to enter Maersk Drilling’s rig fleet in 2014-16. The four jack-up rigs represent a total investment of US$2.6 billion. The first three jack-up rigs, including 'Maersk Intrepid', will be delivered from the Keppel FELS shipyard in 2014-2015, and the fourth will be delivered from the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea in 2016. The 'Maersk Intrepid' will be drilling the demanding and complex wells on the Martin Linge field development in the Norwegian North Sea. The contract includes four one-year options. The estimated contract value for the firm contract is US$550 million.

21 Mar 2014

Maersk Drilling names the first of its giant jackup rigs

In a ceremony held at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore, Karen Tiffen, wife of Martin Tiffen, Managing Director of Total E&P Norge AS, had the honour of naming the ultra harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid in the presence of the Guest of Honour Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport in Singapore. Maersk Intrepid is the first in a series of four ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs to enter Maersk Drilling’s rig fleet. The four jack-up rigs represent a total investment of USD 2.6bn. The first three jack-up rigs, including Maersk Intrepid, will be delivered from the Keppel FELS shipyard in 2014-2015, and the fourth will be delivered from the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea in 2016. After delivery from the yard, Maersk Intrepid will mobilize to the North Sea and commence a four year firm contract with Total E&P Norge AS for drilling the demanding and complex wells on the Martin Linge field development in the Norwegian North Sea. The contract includes four one-year options. The estimated contract value for the firm contract is USD 550 million. “With the naming of the Maersk Intrepid, we are opening a new chapter in Maersk Drilling’s Norwegian history. We have invested in the Maersk Intrepid and its three sister rigs in order to continue to grow and leverage our market leading position in Norway. The Maersk Intrepid is the first of the four rigs being delivered and I am very pleased that it is going to Norway to work for one of our key customers, Total E&P Norge AS,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group.

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