HOUSTON -- The ultra deepwater drillship Discoverer Clear Leader left the DSME shipyard in South Korea on March 26, according to Transocean. The vessel is bound for Singapore and then Durban for a crew change. It is expected to arrive in the US GoM in about 60 days.
The rig has a five-year contract with Chevron after mobilization and customer acceptance.
TheDiscoverer Clear Leader is designed to drill wells up to 40,000 ft (12,192 m) deep, including 12,000 ft (3,658 m) of water depth capability. It is the first of Transocean's 10 ultra deepwater newbuild rigs to leave the shipyard, including five enhanced Enterprise-class newbuild drillships.