Nexen Petroleum UK lets drilling contract for Buzzard field

Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd. let a contract to Maersk Drilling to drill three wells with options for nine additional wells at Buzzard oil field in the UK North Sea. The contract is for the Buzzard Phase II development. Drilling is expected to start around July 2018.

Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd. let a contract to Maersk Drilling to drill three wells with options for nine additional wells at Buzzard oil field in the UK North Sea. The contract is for the Buzzard Phase II development. Drilling is expected to start around July 2018.

The initial contract is estimated to last 225 days. Maersk Drilling will use a harsh-environment jack up currently operating in Norway although the company has yet to specify which rig it will select for the job.

Maersk Drilling operates 24 drilling rigs, including drillships, deepwater semisubmersibles, and high-end jack ups.

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