Seadrill takes delivery of West Hercules

Seadrill has taken delivery of the deepwater drilling rig West Hercules from the DSME shipyard in South Korea.

Offshore staff

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).

10/10/2008

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