Chevron adds drillship in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Offshore staff

HOUSTONChevron Corp. reports that the Transocean Deepwater Asgard has arrived in the US Gulf of Mexico to work under a two-year contract.

The Transocean Deepwater Asgard is a Daewoo Shipbuilding DSME 12000 design, dynamically positioned drillship. The ship is capable of drilling to a depth of 35,000 ft (10,668 m) and able to operate in moderate environments and water depths up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m).

The Asgard is Chevron’s sixth drillship in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico and this month will begin operations in the Mississippi Canyon area.


Deepwater Asgard
(Photo courtesy Transocean)

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