Fossil energy – drilling
On 2 December 2021, Maersk Invincible completed a record-breaking operation for Aker BP on the Hod B field as the rig set a new speed record for development wells drilled by a jack-up on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Maersk Invincible performed the B-8 drilling operation at a drilling speed of 397 m per day excluding logging, thereby surpassing a previous dry hole record of 356 m per day, set by Maersk Interceptor at the Ivar Aasen well D-12 in July 2017. In fact, the Invincible had already gone past this historic benchmark earlier in the campaign at Hod B.
“It does not get any better than this – literally and practically speaking! Amazing performance by the whole team!” says Mads Rødsjø, VP Drilling & Wells, Aker BP.
The new Norwegian record – possibly also the world record for dry hole drilling by a jack-up – is further proof of the value of the focus on One Team performance and improvements through collaboration in the Jack-up Alliance with Aker BP and Halliburton. By collaborating closely on detailed planning, identification of risks, and removal of inefficiencies, the alliance partners build the foundation for the rigs to provide truly stellar performances.