COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Maersk Drilling has decided to decommission the Maersk Endurer from the fleet and to recycle the rig at Zhoushan Changhong International Ship Recycling in China.
The Endurer is Maersk Drilling’s oldest rig. The jackup rig, which was built in 1984, most recently worked offshore Cameroon.
“Given the current market situation and the over-supply of drilling rigs in the offshore market, there is a strong need to retire older rigs. Therefore, Maersk Drilling has decided to decommission its oldest rig in the fleet, Maersk Endurer,” said Morten Pilnov, head of Global Sales in Maersk Drilling.
The rig will go to Zhoushan Changhong this month, and it will take approximately 15 weeks to recycle.