Atwood Advantage newbuild mobilized


Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Atwood Oceanics has taken delivery of the Atwood Advantage, the first in a series of four ultra-deepwater drillships the company is building at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea.

The new drillship, under contract with Noble Energy for three years, has been mobilized to the Gulf of Mexico.

The next vessel in the series, Atwood Achiever, is slated for delivery by the end of June, 2014. Both rigs are capable of drilling in water depths up to 12,000 ft (3,658 m).


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