Rig: Admarine 260

Name Admarine 260
Owner Advanced Energy Systems
Manager Advanced Energy Systems
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Standard
Max Water Depth (ft) 150
Max Drill Depth (ft) 20000
Dimensions (ft) 181 x 180 x 16
Leg Length (ft) 249
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Congo (Brazzaville)
Region West Africa

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 1320 UE
Drawworks HP 2000
Mud Pumps Type Gardner Denver PZ-11 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-3H
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design LeTourneau
Rig Model 150-44C
Year Built 1979
Country of Build USA
Yard Name Brownsville, Texas
Group Yard Name Marathon LeTourneau Offshore

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator --

News

5 Apr 2017

Vantage Drilling International Announces Acquisition

Vantage Drilling International ("Vantage"), announced today that its subsidiary, Vantage Drilling Africa, has acquired the Hercules 260, a Marathon LeTourneau Class jack-up drilling unit, from Hercules International Drilling, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hercules Offshore, Inc., for an undisclosed amount and has renamed the rig the Vantage 260. As part of the acquisition, Vantage Drilling Africa acquired a multi-year drilling contract with ENI Congo. Vantage is reactivating the Sapphire Driller, a Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 jack-up rig currently warm-stacked offshore of the Republic of Congo, and later this year will substitute it for the Vantage 260. Ihab Toma, Vantage's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are delighted to have completed this transaction and are happy to welcome the 260 team to Vantage. We look forward to continuing the excellent operations for ENI Congo."

2 Apr 2015

Hercules Offshore announces new contract for 'Hercules 260'

Hercules Offshore (“Hercules”) has announced that it has signed a five-year contract with a subsidiary of Eni S.p.A. (“Eni”) for use of the Hercules 260 in West Africa. The dayrate under the contract will range from a minimum of USD75,000 per day when the price of Brent crude oil is USD86 or less per barrel, to a maximum of USD125,000 per day when the price of Brent crude oil is USD125 or more per barrel. Contract commencement is expected in early April 2015. Costs for contract specific upgrades will be reimbursed by the operator. Hercules did not announce the country in which the unit will begin its contract. However, due its sudden start date, it is believed that the unit will begin operations in Gabon where the unit is currently located. Eni made a significant gas discovery in Gabon last year with the drilling of the Nyonie Deep well.

22 Sep 2011

DRC 2011 offshore drilling campaign launched with Libwa 12

The shallow-draft Hercules H260 RIG arrived in DR Congo the 1st of September for a drilling campaign that is expected to last approximately six months. This is a major milestone for the DRC subsidiary, with the first offshore drilling operation since the Perenco takeover of the offshore operatorship in July 2004. The planned campaign will consist of three new wells, one re-entry and one heavy work-over. The first well, the challenging LIB-12 dual lateral well is being drilled to unlock the southern part of the Libwa field. The campaign will then continue with MIB-19, targeting attic oil in the mature Mibale field followed by an appraisal well in Misato (MIS-4), one re-entry (LUBI-1X) and a heavy workover in Libwa (LIB-11). It demonstrates Perenco's commitment to exploit offshore undeveloped oil reserves in difficult reservoirs. The wells' selection and the launch of this campaign are a direct consequence of the good teamwork between the subsidiary and the Headquarter support departments: Geosciences (London) and Drilling & Completion (Paris). The drilling campaign has been launched while the SW1 is still in work-over operation and with the addition of one onshore rig, three pulling units and a hydraulic frac set-up in simultaneous operation, resulting in the highest activity rate for the subsidiary since Perenco's arrival in DRC in 2001.

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