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Transocean delivers the world’s first 8th generation drillship

Singapore-based shipbuilding company Sembcorp Marine has delivered the world’s first 8th generation drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, to its owner, Transocean.

The Deepwater Atlas is the first of two ultra-deepwater drillships based on Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Espadon 3T design.

The completed drillship has a hook load hoisting capacity of 3 million pounds and, according to the rig builder, the capacity to accommodate a suitable control system for 20,000 psi (pounds per square inch) drilling and completion work. Set a new frontier for next-generation drillships.

The drillship operates at a depth of 12,000 feet (3657.6 meters) and can drill to a depth of 40,000 feet (12192). Meter).

According to the shipyard, drillships are designed and equipped to optimize fuel consumption and reduce emissions. The rig can accommodate 220 crew members.Representatives of Transocean and Semcorp Marine to commemorate the successful delivery of Deepwater Atlas-Photo: SCM

According to Transocean’s annual report, the Deep Water Atlas will be equipped with one 20,000 psi blowout preventer and one 15,000 psi blowout preventer. Her sister ship, Deepwater Titan, which is also under construction by Sembcorp Marine, will be equipped with two 20,000 psi jets.

Last year, Deepwater Atlas signed a deal Collaborated with Beacon Offshore Energy to drill in the Shenandoah project in the Gulf of Mexico, USA.

The drillship will begin drilling beacons in the second half of the fourth quarter of 2022.

The rig will be operational under a drilling contract with 15,000 blowout preventers. Prior to the start of the second phase, the Deepwater Atlas rig will be installed at 20,000 pounds psi. It will be test run in the year ending December 31, 2023.

https://www.oedigital.com/news/497732-transocean-takes-delivery-of-world-s-first-8th-generation-drillship Transocean delivers the world’s first 8th generation drillship

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