Ocean Titan, Ocean America return to service

Two Diamond Offshore rigs, the Ocean Titan and the Ocean America, have been completed and returned to service, according Signal Offshore.

Offshore staff

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- Two Diamond Offshore rigs, the Ocean Titan and the Ocean America, have been completed and returned to service, according Signal Offshore. The LeTourneau Class 64 jackup Ocean Titan entered Signal's East Pascagoula, Mississippi yard for modifications and repairs on March 6 and departed on April 14. The eight-column semisubmersible Ocean America spent 97 days on Signal's Dry Dock at Port Arthur, Texas undergoing periodic inspection procedures and customer-planned modifications. It was delivered on May 7.

In addition to ensuring compliance with ABS Special survey requirements for both rigs, upgrades and modifications to theOcean Titan included installation of an extension to the BOP control system house, fabrication of two new life boat platforms, and replacement of 500 ft (152 m) of leg jet piping and hangers.

Repairs and modifications to theOcean America included tank cleaning; contain, blast, and paint columns, deck box, tubular supports and derrick; removal and reinstallation of anchor chain for inspection; sacrificial anode installation; and replacement of the drilling mud treatment system.

05/07/2009

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