Netherlands operator ONE-Dyas has chartered Maersk Drilling’s harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolute to drill the IJssel and Clover exploration wells in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.

The two-well contract, which is worth some $6.9 million excluding an agreed fee for the potential use of the rig’s SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction) system, carries two one-well options.

Expected to start next month, the firm duration of the charter is 84 days.

Maersk Resolute is equipped with a high-efficiency SCR system that uses ammonia injection to convert nitrous oxides (NOx) into harmless water and oxygen, thereby reducing NOx emissions by up to 98%.

“As part of the global transition to net zero, the E&P sector has an important role and significant contributions to make. At ONE-Dyas, we have great ambitions in terms of reducing emissions and our impact on the environment,” said ONE-Dyas chief operating officer Peter Nieuwenhuijze.

“We look to work with likeminded partners and are therefore pleased to have awarded the contract for the upcoming drilling campaign to Maersk Drilling, who are also committed to reducing their environmental footprint and working in a more sustainable manner.”

Maersk Resolute is a 350-foot, Gusto-engineered MSC CJ50 high-efficiency jack-up rig that was delivered in 2008. It is currently operating offshore the Netherlands.