Maersk Drilling company announced that it has won a contract from Spirit Energy for the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolve to drill a development well at the Grove North East in the UK North Sea worth $11.3 million, according to a press release.

The contract is expected to start in March 2021 with estimated duration of 131 days. It includes additional services, mobilization and demobilization in addition to an option to add plugging and abandonment of one well.

Morten Kelstrup, COO of Maersk Drilling said “We are excited to be able to build on our relationship with Spirit Energy with our first UK well for the customer, for whom we previously completed a highly successful subsea development campaign in Norway.”

“We will surely be able to continue our close collaboration and mutual focus on operational excellence, and in addition the campaign at Grove will benefit from Maersk Resolve’s experience with safely and efficiently drilling challenging Zechstein formations as part of the rig’s latest assignment in Dutch waters,”  Kelstrup added.