Drillship Discoverer Americas begins GoM operations

The newbuild drillship Discoverer Americas has begun operations in the Gulf of Mexico under a four-year drilling contract for Statoil Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

ZUG, Switzerland -- The newbuild drillship Discoverer Americas has begun operations in the Gulf of Mexico under a four-year drilling contract for Statoil Gulf of Mexico.

The dynamically positioned double-hulled drillship features Transocean's patented dual-activity drilling technology, which allows for parallel drilling operations. The rig has a variable deckload of more than 20,000 metric tons (22,046 tons) and the capability to drill in water depths of up to 12,000 ft (3,658 m).

11/16/2009

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