Aker BP forms two separate drilling and well alliances

Aker BP ASA (Aker BP) has entered into two separate alliance agreements, one with Maersk Drilling and Halliburton for jack-ups, and one with Odfjell Drilling and Halliburton for semi-submersibles.

Both alliances are formed under the “one for all, all for one” collaboration model where the partners align around common goals to drive continuous improvement and create greater value for all.

“The drilling and wells alliances will further strengthen our One Team approach and enhance integration and productivity along the value chain. Strategic alliances with our suppliers in addition to the digitalisation strategy are key enablers to our improvement agenda”, said Tommy Sigmundstad, SVP Drilling and Wells, at Aker BP.

The intent is that the drilling and wells alliances will plan and execute sanctioned production and exploration drilling activities by using an integrated well delivery model.

Halliburton will provide Aker BP’s well construction activities performed from either a jack-up (Maersk) or semi-submersible (Odfjell) drilling unit, provided the model is approved in the respective licenses.

The framework agreements are five years firm with the option to extend for five years.

“With this alliance and the unique integrated well delivery model, we are leveraging our collective experience and capabilities to reduce waste across the value chain. Maersk Drilling is looking forward to utilising our high performance jack-ups as a platform to implement digital solutions to improve drilling efficiency and lower total well cost for Aker BP,“ said Jørn Madsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling.

“The award from Aker BP is recognition of Odfjell Drilling’s capabilities to deliver safe and efficient wells, coupled with our strategy focused on innovation and collaboration. We believe that digitalisation is a key enabler for further increasing productivity in drilling operations. In order to successfully deliver on this agenda, the parties need to collaborate closer over time and this alliance is an important step in that direction,” said Simen Lieungh, CEO at Odfjell Drilling.

Nagaraj Srinivasan, Senior Vice President, Landmark and Halliburton Digital Solutions, added: “We look forward to working with Aker BP and to applying our digital approach to this alliance. Our Digital Well Program™ built on an open community will enable Aker BP and other service providers to better collaborate and align around the oil and gas digital twin for lean process execution and optimal drilling decisions.”