Atwood orders new drillship

Atwood Oceanics Pacific Ltd. has executed a turn-key contract for a new ultra-deepwater drillship from Daewood Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Atwood Oceanics Pacific Ltd. has executed a turn-key contract for a new ultra-deepwater drillship from Daewood Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd. The Atwood Advantage is to be delivered by the end of September 2013 at a cost of $600 million.

The Atwood Advantage will be a DP-3, dual derrick drillship rated to operate in water depths up to 12,000 ft (3,658 m) and to drill to a depth of 40,000 ft (12,192 m). The Atwood Advantage will also have enhanced technical capabilities, including a seven-ram BOP, three 100-ton knuckle boom cranes, a 165-ton active heave "tree-running" knuckle boom crane and 200 person accommodations.

1/31/2011

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