翻译：国际海事信息网 黄子倩 张运鸿
阿克能源（Aker Energy）和马士基石油钻探公司（Maersk Drilling，下称马士基钻井）目前已达成新协议，将于2018年第四季度派遣“马士基·维京”号（Maersk ViKing）深水钻井船从墨西哥湾前往加纳钻探一口评价井。
马士基钻井的首席商业与创新官（CCIO）Morten Kelstrup表示：“我们很愿意支持阿克能源及其授权合作企业，这一切都建立于我们在加纳的运营基础，以及我们和阿克集团的牢固关系之上。此次协议的达成标志着‘马士基·维京’号第三次在加纳进行钻探作业。我们致力于给当地创造就业机会和能力提升这两方面。我们与Prime Meridian Docks，PMD Viking Ghana两家公司组成的合资公司将提供与钻井施工相关的本地服务。”
“马士基·维京”号建成于2014年，配备了世界最先进的设备与系统，它将在加纳Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) 区域水下2674米的超深深度作业。
阿克能源CEO Jan Arve Haugan先生表示：“我们非常高兴，这对我们来说是一个重要的里程碑，让我们得以在Pecan-4A评价井这样的重点区域开展钻探。此次钻探的主要目的在于探测Pecan油区的面积。这将给该区域发展计划优化、探明该区域其他评价井带来有价值的参考。”
Maersk Drilling awarded deepwater contract offshore Ghana by Aker Energy
Aker Energy and Maersk Drilling have agreed upon a new contract that will send deepwater drillship Maersk Viking from the Gulf of Mexico to Ghana to start drilling an appraisal well during the fourth quarter of 2018.
Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with Aker Energy for Maersk Viking, an ultra-deepwater drillship, to drill the Pecan-4A appraisal well offshore Ghana. The contract covers one firm well with an expected duration of 30-35 days, with options for additional wells. The contract is expected to commence in Q4 2018. Maersk Viking is currently warm-stacked in the Gulf of Mexico and will imminently commence its voyage to Ghana.
“Maersk Drilling is very pleased to support Aker Energy and its license partners, building upon our operational track record in Ghana and our strong relationship with the Aker Group. The contract for Maersk Viking marks our third rig operating in Ghana. We have a strong commitment to local job creation and competency development and our new joint venture with Prime Meridian Docks, PMD Viking Ghana, will be providing local services in connection with this operation,” said Morten Kelstrup, CCIO of Maersk Drilling.
Maersk Viking, which was built in 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities and systems, will perform the drilling at an ultra-deepwater depth of 2,674 meters in the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block.
“We are pleased to achieve this key milestone that will enable us to commence drilling of the important Pecan-4A appraisal well. The main objective of the well will be to test the extension of the Pecan Field. This will give valuable and important input when optimising the Plan of Development for the field and in understanding the wider appraisal potential of the block,” said Mr. Jan Arve Haugan, CEO of Aker Energy.
The contract is awarded by Aker Energy on behalf of the license group and as the Operator of the DWT/CTP block. Aker Energy is the operator of the block with a 50% participating interest. Aker Energy’s partners are LUKOIL (38%), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (10%) and Fueltrade (2%).