Hyundai delivers world’s largest semisubmersible drilling rig

Offshore staff

ULSAN, South Korea – Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has delivered Ocean Greatwhite, the world’s largest semisubmersible drilling rig, to Diamond Offshore Drilling.

The Ocean Greatwhite is 123 m (404 ft) long and 78 m (256 ft) wide. It is capable of operating in water depths up to 3,000 m (9,842 ft) and drilling to a depth of 10,670 m (35,000 ft) from the sea surface.

The rig will be chartered to BP for operation in the Great Australian Bight from October 2016.

HHI won the $630-million rig construction contract in 2013 and has delivered four other drillships to the Houston-based drilling contractor.

07/20/2016

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Ocean Greatwhite, the world’s largest semisubmersible drilling rig
The Ocean Greatwhite is 123 m (404 ft) long and 78 m (256 ft) wide. (Courtesy Hyundai Heavy Industries)

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