The harsh-environment jack up, formerly known as the Hercules Highlander, is scheduled to be deployed in Culzean field in the UK North Sea. Production is expected in 2019. Maersk Oil is the operator.
The Maersk Highlander was designed to operate in 400 ft of water and drill to 30,000 ft. The rig’s construction started in September 2014 and was completed on schedule.
Culzean is a high-pressure, high-temperature field discovered in 2008 on Block 22/25 and appraised during 2009-11 (OGJ Online, Jan. 30, 2009).