HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Seadrill has taken delivery of the deepwater drilling rig West Hercules from the DSME shipyard in South Korea.
West Hercules has a three-year contract for Husky Oil China Ltd. for operations offshore China. The unit will proceed for mobilization and drilling operations are expected within the next thirty days.
West Hercules is a sixth generation, high specification, deepwater semisubmersible drilling unit. The rig can run parallel drilling operations and is designed with a dynamic positioning system and a water depth capacity up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft).