BOP fault stalls Sevan Driller

Sevan Marine’s Sevan Driller is currently off-hire due to BOP problems that started earlier this week.

Offshore staff

ARENDAL, Norway -- Sevan Marine’s Sevan Driller is currently off-hire due to BOP problems that started earlier this week. The rig is on a long-term contract to Petrobras offshore Brazil.

During routine tests on the device, the locking system of one of the rams jammed in a locked position. Sevan is working with Petrobras and the supplier, Cameron, to find a solution. If the problem proves irresolvable, the BOP will have to be pulled to the surface and repaired.

11/05/2010

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