BP contracts Pride drillship for GoM

BP has contracted Pride International Inc.'s newbuild ultra deepwater drillship for five years starting in the Gulf of Mexico in 3Q 2010, upon completion of construction.

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HOUSTON –BP has contracted Pride International Inc.'s newbuild ultra deepwater drillship for five years starting in the Gulf of Mexico in 3Q 2010, upon completion of construction.

The drillship will be capable of drilling in 12,000 ft (3,656 m) of water but rigged for 10,000 ft (3,048 m) with a TVD capacity of 40,000 ft (12,192 m). The drillship is to have DP-3, deck load of 20,000 metric tons (22,046 tons), a 1,000-ton capacity top drive, and a 160-metric ton (176-ton) active-heave compensated construction crane.

01/29/2008

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