Seadrill orders sixth newbuild deepwater drillship

Offshore staff

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Seadrill has ordered a sixth newbuild drillship from Samsung. Delivery is scheduled for 2Q 2014 at a cost of $600 million.

The six drillships under construction are of the same design and will have a hook load capability of 1,250 tons and a water depth capacity of up to 12,000 ft (3,658 m) targeting operations in areas such as the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and West and East Africa. Also, these units will be outfitted with seven ram BOP stack and with storing and handling capacity for a second BOP.


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