Maersk Viking drillship Gabon Petronas

Petronas charters Maersk Viking for Gabon deepwater

LIBREVILLE, April 16, 2021 – Malaysia’s Petronas has contracted the Maersk drillship Maersk Viking to drill an ultra-deepwater exploration well off Gabon.

The well will be drilled at around 2,100 metres of water depth in Block F13 offshore Gabon, Maersk said on Friday.


The one-well contract marks Maersk’s first drilling deal in Gabon.

Work will begin in Q3  of this year and is scheduled to last for 60 days. The firm contract value is around USD 24 million, which includes mobilisation and demobilisation fees.

“We’re delighted to expand our international relationship with Petronas, with whom we have worked on deepwater wells in the Far East, the Americas and now West Africa,” Maersk Drilling COO Morten Kelstrup said.

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