CGX Resources Inc., operator and joint venture partner with Frontera Energy Guyana Corp has exercised an option to drill one additional exploration well offshore Guyana. The work is expected to commence in the first half of 2022 in direct continuation of the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer’s contract with Shell Trinidad.
With this option called, Maersk Discoverer is fully booked throughout 2021 and part of 2022, the company said on Monday.
“It’s a pleasure working for CGX. The rig has successfully spudded the first well and we are grateful for the opportunity to support their continued success in Guyana. The region holds great potential and with our multiple active rigs in the area, we are well positioned to tap into the positive outlook for hydrocarbon developments in the Americas,” says COO Morten Kelstrup of Maersk Drilling.
Maersk Discoverer is a DSS-21 column-stabilised dynamically positioned semi-submersible drilling rig, able to operate in water depths up to 10,000 ft. It is currently operating offshore Guyana for CGX Resources Inc.
Following the contract with CGX, the rig will commence a contract with BG International, a subsidiary of Shell, in Trinidad and Tobago as stated in Maersk Drilling’s recent fleet status report.