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Maersk Drilling secures nine-month contract to reactivate Maersk Innovator

The Maersk Innovator jackup will drill three subsea development wells for Harbour Energy in Block 28/9 on the UK Continental Shelf.

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with Harbour Energy for the Maersk Innovator jackup to drill three subsea development wells in Block 28/9 on the UK Continental Shelf. The contract is expected to begin in December 2021.

“We’re excited to secure this contract with Harbour Energy, which will see Mærsk Innovator go back to work in the UK. We believe the Innovator’s high-specification and technical capabilities are an ideal match for this work scope, including the rig’s large deck area, offline capabilities and capacity for deploying subsea trees,” said Maersk Drilling COO Morten Kelstrup.

Maersk Innovator is an ultra-harsh environment CJ70-X150-MD jack-up rig, designed for year-round operations in the North Sea. It was delivered in 2003 and is currently warm-stacked in Grenaa, Denmark after ending its previous contract in the UK in May 2020.

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