Maersk Highlander prepares for drilling at Culzean in North Sea

Offshore staff

INVERGORDON, UK – Maersk Drilling’s latest jackup Maersk Highlander has undergone a naming ceremony in northeast Scotland.

The rig will soon start development drilling at the Maersk Oil-operated Culzean gas field in the UK central North Sea.

The 400-ft (122-m), harsh-environment jackup has been at the Port of Cromarty Firth in Invergordon since it was transported from the Jurong Shipyard in Singapore.

Maersk Drilling acquired the rig from a subsidiary of Hercules Offshore prior to delivery from the yard.


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