Gabon: Maersk Drilling Secures $24 Million Exploration Contract
PC Gabon Upstream S.A. (PCGUSA), a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), has awarded the Denmark based drilling-rig operator, Maersk Drilling, a one-well ultra-deepwater exploration contract in Gabon. According to the contract, Maersk Drilling will deploy its 7th generation high-spec drillship, the Maersk Viking, to drill a 2,100-meter ultra-deepwater exploration well in Block F13 offshore Gabon.
The contract represents Maersk’s first drilling campaign in Gabon. Including mobilization and demobilization expenses, the contract is estimated to cost approximately $24 million with operations expected to commence in Q3 2021 for a duration of 60 days.
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