Maersk Drilling’s New Jack-Up Rig Named in Scotland

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 8/19/2016, Location: Europe

Lady Sponsor Gretchen H. Watkins, COO at Maersk Oil, has named Maersk Drilling’s newest asset at a ceremony at Invergordon, Scotland. Maersk Highlander is now ready for the job.

Maersk Highlander was named yesterday at a ceremony at Invergordon, Scotland.

Maersk Drilling CEO and member of the Executive Board of The Maersk Group, Claus V. Hemmingsen, gave the commemorative speech in front of prominent guests from Maersk Oil, BP, JX Nippon, Jurong Shipyard and the local community.

Maersk Highlander will soon start operations in the Culzean gas field in the North Sea where it will work for Maersk Oil and partners JX Nippon and BP.

"I think we have acquired a very fine piece of equipment, a little sister to our XLE rigs," Said Claus. V. Hemmingsen in front of the large crowd. The 400ft newbuild has been at the Port of Cromarty Firth in Invergorden, Scotland, since she was transported from the Jurong Shipyard in Singapore.

The harsh environment jack-up rig was acquired from a subsidiary of Hercules Offshore before delivery from the yard.


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