Transocean Discoverer Clear Leader begins GoM operations

Transocean’s drillship Discoverer Clear Leader is now operating in the US Gulf of Mexico under a five-year drilling contract for Chevron USA.

Offshore staff

ZUG, Switzerland -- Transocean’s drillship Discoverer Clear Leader is now operating in the US Gulf of Mexico under a five-year drilling contract for Chevron USA.

The dynamically positioned, double-hulled vessel features dual-activity drilling technology, an enhanced top drive system, an expanded high-pressure mud-pump system, and expanded completions capabilities. The rig can drill wells of up to 40,000 ft (12,192 m) total depth in water depths of up to 12,000 ft (3,658 m).

08/13/2009

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