TotalEnergies E&P Suriname exercised an option to add one additional well in Block 58, offshore Suriname, to the work scope of the Maersk Valiant drillship.
The extension has an estimated duration of 100 days, with work expected to start in August-September 2022 in direct continuation of the rig’s current work scope.
The contract value of the extension is about $24.3 million, including integrated services provided and a fee for the use of managed pressure drilling (MPD). One one-well option remains on the contract.
Maersk Valiant is currently operating for TotalEnergies offshore Suriname and was utilized in the operator’s oil and associated gas discovery at Krabdagu-1 in February of this year (OGJ Online, Feb. 21, 2022).
TotalEnergies is operator (50%) with partner APA Corp. (50%).