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Maersk Drilling will reduce CO2 emissions with hybrid rig

Maersk Drilling will upgrade one of its rigs to reduce CO2 and NOx emissions when drilling in the North Sea. The project is a partnership between Maersk Drilling and Equinor.

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Maersk Drilling will upgrade one of its drilling rigs to make it hybrid, so that going forward it will reduce CO2 and NOx emissions when drilling.

This concerns a jack-up rig from 2014 that is designed to operate in harsh environments. The upgrade happens as part of a collaboration between Maersk Drilling and oil major Equinor, which currently has the rig on contract for drilling in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.

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