By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme
Maersk Drilling, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a leading rig operator in the oil and gas industry, providing high-efficiency drilling services to oil companies around the world.
In an interview with our correspondent, Maersk Drilling, Chief Operating Officer, Angela Durkin, has disclosed that Ghana is currently the company’s main focal point in West Africa with three drill ships located in Ghana.
According to her, Maersk Drilling have an office established in Accra and three deepwater drill ships offshore Ghana, with the longest contract extending into 2022 and committed to being in Ghana for the foreseeable future.
“But we certainly hope to be able to expand our operations in West Africa, building on our experience of establishing Maersk Drilling in Ghana – and in Angola, where we had significant commitment from 2012 to 2016.” She said
Speaking further, she disclosed that Maersk Drilling has had operations in 11 different African countries so far, with Egypt being the third African country where they have been present for an extended period of time, and with a strong operational record.
“We believe that Maersk Drilling is a strong fit for the operators in the exciting West African market. Our fleet is one of the most modern offshore fleets in the world, using state-of-the-art equipment and a vast trove of experience from the challenging North Sea markets.
“We have been able to use that background as the foundation for exceptional performances in Ghana where we have developed oil fields much quicker than forecasted, which of course translates into money saved for our customers.
“Simultaneously, we have built up our operations in Ghana and continuously increased the share of local content on our rigs, meaning that we create better value for both business and society,” she concluded