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Maersk Drilling and TechnipFMC awarded contracts by Karoon Energy following Patola FID

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Karoon Energy has exercised an option to add the drilling of two development wells at the Patola field offshore Brazil to the work scope of the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer.

The work is expected to commence in the second half of 2022, in direct continuation of the rig’s previously agreed work scope with Karoon Energy. The contract extension has a firm duration of 120 days, with a contract value of approximately US$27 million.

Mærsk Developer is a DSS-21 column-stabilised dynamically positioned semi-submersible rig, able to operate in water depths up to 10 000 ft. It was delivered in 2009 and is currently operating offshore Suriname.

“We’re delighted to add this additional work scope for Mærsk Developer which shores up the rig’s drilling programme for 2022. We’re looking forward to establishing a strong and integrated teamwork focused on reaching the common objectives in our campaign with Karoon in support of their first new development project as a production company. The first item on the agenda is the safe and efficient workover of four wells at Baúna before Mærsk Developer will move on to drill at Patola,” said Thomas Lysgaard Falk, Head of International Division, Maersk Drilling.

Separately, TechnipFMC has been awarded a integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (iEPCI™) contract in Brazil by Karoon Energy for the Patola field development.

The contract covers engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea trees, flexible pipes and umbilicals. The project will take place at water depths of 300 m and will tie back to the existing Baúna FPSO vessel, Cidade de Itajaí.

Jon Landes, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are very pleased to receive our first iEPCI™ contract in Brazil for the Karoon Patola project. TechnipFMC and Karoon have a relationship based on trust and transparency, with shared principles and values. We are proud to apply our integrated expertise to help Karoon achieve its goals. We look forward to supporting Karoon in this and other developments.”

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