QGOG receives Amaralina Star ultra-deepwater drillship

QGOG Constellation says the ultra-deepwater drillship Amaralina Star has arrived in Brazil and will go into operation for Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás.

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIRO –QGOG Constellation says the ultra-deepwater drillship Amaralina Star has arrived in Brazil and will go into operation for Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás.

The vessel was built by the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea and can drill to 40,000 ft (12,192 m) in 10,000 ft (3,048 m) of water. This capacity means the presalt targets offshore Brazil are reachable.

The vessel and a second similar rig under construction by Samsung, are both on charter to Petrobras for six years with a six-year extension option.

8/28/2012

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