A.P. Moeller-Maersk has had Maersk Drilling up for sale for more than a year and a half. The price of oil has increased throughout that same period, and this has made the sales process more challenging, reports Danish daily Berlingske Business.
According to the paper's sources, there is still a large-scale process underway to find a buyer, but expectations for how much buyers should pay have also increased in the period..
Rowan Drilling, Borr Drilling and Diamond Offshore have been mentioned as potential buyers. Berlingske Business' sources say that Diamond Offshore has within the past month made an offer which Maersk Drilling declined.
"The CEO of Diamond Offshore (Marc Edwards, ed.) has called Maersk several times, but Maersk has stopped answering the phone. They are waiting to see how the market develops," a centrally placed source tells Berlingske Business.
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