Sembcorp Marine delivers world’s first eighth-generation drillship

June 29, 2022
Deepwater Atlas is now world’s highest specification drillship, shipyard says.

Offshore Staff

SINGAPORE – Sembcorp Marine Ltd. said it has successfully completed delivery of the world’s first eighth-generation drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, for Transocean’s subsidiary Triton Atlas GmBH.

The completion of Deepwater Atlas marks a key milestone in marine drilling rig design, Sembcorp said. The vessel is the first of two ultradeepwater drillships that will be based on the company’s proprietary Jurong Espadon 3T design. The completed drillship features a 3-MMlb hookload hoisting capacity, and it is designed to accommodate well control systems for 20,000-psi drilling and completion operations.

The Deepwater Atlas is capable of operating at 12,000 ft water depth and drilling to depths of 40,000 ft. With capacity to accommodate a crew of 220, the drillship is designed and equipped to optimize fuel consumption and lower emissions to support the industry’s commitment to a reduction in carbon footprint, Sembcorp said.