Maersk Viking is an advanced ultra-deep water drillship, capable of drilling in water depths of 3600 m. Under its contract with Aker Energy, the rig will perform the drilling of the Pecan-4A appraisal well in a water depth of 2674 m, located approx. 70 miles off the coast of Ghana, in addition to two optional wells.
The drilling rig is owned by Maersk Drilling and features a drillship design with a dual derrick and large subsea work and storage areas, allowing for efficient well construction. With its advanced position control system, the ship automatically maintains a fixed position in severe weather conditions with waves up to 11 m and wind speeds of up to 26 m per second.
Aker Energy is the operator of the DWT/CTP block with a 50% participating interest. Aker Energy’s partners are LUKOIL (38%), the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) (10%) and Fueltrade (2%).
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