Maersk Drilling in "extensive talks" about the future

With the divestment of Maersk Oil, the group has taken a major step in spinning off Maersk's energy division. In an interview with ShippingWatch, CEO of Maersk Drilling, Jørn Madsen, explains that the company is in the midst of "extensive talks" about the future with various players.

The announcement Monday morning that Maersk Oil had been sold to French Total kicked off the overall winding-down of the Maersk Group's energy division. The USD 7.45-billion transaction is the first step in disposing of the oil-related companies, a strategy launched by the group one year ago.

At the moment, many parties are directing their gaze at Maersk Drilling, which as recently as last week was mentioned in relation US company Transocean, which has an appetite for acquisitions.

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