ENSCO 8500 begins GoM operations

The semisubmersible ENSCO 8500 has begun operations in the Gulf of Mexico under a four-year contract with Anadarko and Eni.

Offshore staff

DALLAS -- The semisubmersibleENSCO 8500 has begun operations in the Gulf of Mexico under a four-year contract with Anadarko and Eni.

The next rig in the series, ENSCO 8501, is expected to begin operating in the GoM in mid-October under a three and a half year contract. The ENSCO 8502 and ENSCO 8503 are scheduled for delivery next year and both are under contract for two-year terms in the region.

The ENSCO 8504 is scheduled for delivery in 2011. The ENSCO 8505 and ENSCO 8506 are scheduled for delivery in 2012. These vessels are not yet contracted, according to the company.

Keppel FELS built the ENSCO 8500 in Singapore and is constructing the remainder of the ENSCO 8500 Series seven-rig fleet.

06/09/2009

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