A rig worker shows visitors around the Noble Sam Turner while docked in Esbjerg.

The Noble workers have been through Maersk Oil’s Incident-Free training to further strengthen their safety awareness.

Maersk Oil’s Danish Business Unit has contracted a new advanced drilling rig, aimed at finding and recovering reserves in one of its key business areas.  The Noble Sam Turner drilling rig, named after an employee of Noble, can accommodate some 150 workers - nearly double the capacity of a regular facility - drill more complex wells and manage under high-pressure and high-temperature conditions.


“The Danish North Sea contains substantial volumes of oil and gas. However, some of the remaining reserves are trapped in complex reservoirs, which make drilling more challenging.

With the new drilling rig, we get advanced technology, which is necessary to safely get to the more challenging oil and gas,” said Mark Wallace, Managing Director of Maersk Oil’s Danish Business Unit.


The rig is part of a wider investment programme aimed at finding and recovering more reserves of oil and gas in the Danish part of the North Sea.

Maersk Oil’s stand at FILDA, the largest exhibition in Angola, received a prominent visitor during the six day-exhibition.


The Angolan Minister of Petroleum, José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos is pictured (Left) challenging Maersk Oil’s Managing Director for Angola, Anders Damgaard, in a drilling game called ‘drill to win’.

A record number people participated in FILDA, which made the exhibition an excellent place for Maersk Oil to show its commitment to Angola, attract potential new talents and build awareness of its activities in the country.