Maersk Oil brought smiles to the faces of many young mothers in Angola through its donations to the “Centro de Nutrição” in Estalagem in December last year.


Donations, including 250 kg of clothing, shoes and toys, were collected by our colleagues in Houston, transported by SonAir and cleared at customs by AMT free of charge.


Malaria and TB testing kits and 800 kg of food including milk, rice, beans and cassava flour were also delivered by Maersk Oil Angola. Centro de Nutrição was established in 1998 by a catholic congregation “Missão da Nossa Senhora da Boa Nova” to provide medical assistance to young local mothers and food to infants. Today, the centre continues to rely on donations to provide medical assistance to the broader local community and assists up to 50 people daily.


Maersk Oil’s donation was delivered from one colleague’s idea that was made real, and shows how wilingness, team effort and dedication can make a big difference with minimum costs involved.

Maersk Oil received formal approval by the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (KRG) on the Field Development Plan (FDP) for the Swara Tika discovery in the Sarsang Production Sharing Contract (PSC).


Richard Doidge, Managing Director of Maersk Oil Kurdistan says, “This is an important milestone on our journey towards building a material business in the country. We are pleased to receive formal approval of our FDP, and we look forward to beginning the next phase of our programme.”


The Swara Tika discovery is producing at a rate of some 3,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) from one well. The FDP comprises development activities that are expected to increase the oil production capacity to some 15-20,000 boepd during 2016 with an early production system. Once gas handling facilities are established, it is expected that the oil production capacity will be increased to some 50,000 boepd, with Maersk Oil entitlement production at approximately 9,000 boepd.


Maersk Oil holds an 18% participating interest in the Sarsang PSC. The other Sarsang contractors include HKN Energy Ltd (42%, Operator) and Marathon Oil KDV B.V (20%). The remaining 20% interest is held by the KRG.

In March, their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth accompanied a delegation of senior Danish dignitaries to Qatar.


On the two-day visit to the State of Qatar, the royal couple was accompanied by a delegation of including the Danish Minister of Business and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen, the Danish Minister of Health Sophie Lohde and Merete Juhl, Danish Ambassador to Qatar and the UAE.

The royal couple’s trip comprised a number of visits to Danish companies operating in Qatar, governmental and academic institutions as well as meetings with members of the Qatari Royal Family. During the visit they were given a tour of Maersk Oil Qatar’s office where they had the opportunity to get an insight into the company’s business activities in Qatar and engage with MOQ staff.


In January, Mr. Kristian Jensen, the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, also visited Qatar and the Maersk Oil office.