The new giant oil findings in Norway create much demand for oil rigs and even more optimism in an industry which has already difficulties in delivering the required volume of equipment to oil companies worldwide. This is also the case for Maersk Drilling who is already present in Norway with six jack-up rigs and an additional three jack-up rigs will be delivered in 2014 and 2015; these rigs have all been secured long contracts.
“The latest findings at approximately 115 meters in Norway confirm our thoughts that there is a big business potential in the Norwegian offshore market. The findings will result in more wells being needed on these depths and this will probably demand additional jack-up rig capacity. If further jack-up rigs will be required, we will definitely look into the possibilities of continuing to grow our business in the Norwegian market”, Director, Strategy & Communication of Maersk Drilling, Michael Harboe-Jørgensen, tells ShippingWatch.