Maersk boosts deepwater rig fleet

Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered its third DSS 21 deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig to Maersk Drilling, 43 days ahead of schedule.

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE -- Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered its third DSS 21 deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig to Maersk Drilling, 43 days ahead of schedule.

DSS rigs are a proprietary deepwater design developed and owned by Keppel’s Deepwater Technology Group and Marine Structure Consultants. They are designed to achieve maximum uptime with reduced emissions and discharges.

The DSS series rigs can drill wells in water depths of 10,000 m (30,000 ft). Although the rigs are equipped with a dynamic positioning system, they can also be attached to a pre-laid mooring system.

4/15/2010

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