Stena drillship launched

Stena Drilling Ltd. has named its second drillship the Stena Carron, at Samsung Heavy Industries' shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, Scotland -- Stena Drilling Ltd. has named its second drillship the Stena Carron, at Samsung Heavy Industries' shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

Stena Carron is a dual-mast, ultra-deepwater, dynamically-positioned drillship, capable of drilling in water depths of 10,000 ft (3,048 m) and has a total drilling depth of up to 35,000 ft (10,668 m). It is designed to offer maximum safety and operational efficiency in mild and harsh environments, faster transit speed between locations and greater deck load, to accommodate more equipment.

Chevron will use the vessel in a five-year northern European and international drilling campaign.

"We are delighted to witness the launch ofStena Carron; a magnificent drilling unit designed with the highest capabilities to manage Chevron's harsh environment and ultra-deepwater drilling campaigns," says Tom Welo, Stena managing director.

06/27/2008

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