Rig: Bolette Dolphin

Name Bolette Dolphin
Owner Deep Value Driller
Manager Deep Value Driller
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 12000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft) 751 x 118 x 59.5
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Canary Islands (Spain)
Region North Africa

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type --
Drawworks HP 9000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDX-1250
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Gusto MSC
Rig Model P10,000
Year Built 2014
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Ulsan Shipyard
Group Yard Name Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Cold Stacked
Operator --


2 Jul 2017

Contract Termination for ther Bolette Dolphin

Dolphin Drilling Ltd, a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, has received a termination for convenience notice from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the contract for the drilling unit Bolette Dolphin. The termination will be effective at end August 2017. The termination fee will be approximately USD 96 million as per contract.

4 May 2017

Bolette Dolphin Completes Gorgon-1 in Colombia

The Bolette Dolphin has completed its two well exploration campaign in Colombia for Anadarko and is now mobilising back to West Africa. The rig will remain under contract with Anadarko until July 2018.

29 Jul 2015

Anadarko confirms discovery with Kronos well

Anadarko continues an active deepwater exploration program. The company's first well, Kronos, in the frontier basin offshore Colombia, encountered 130 to 230 net feet of natural gas pay in the upper objective, proving the presence of a working petroleum system and validating the company's geologic and seismic interpretations. Drilling is ongoing toward the deeper objective before mobilizing the rig to drill the Calasu prospect, which is also located in the 4.5-million-acre Grand Fuerte Block, approximately 100 miles northeast of the Kronos well.

21 Feb 2014

Fred Olsen Energy ASA receives 'Bolette Dolphin' drillship

Bolette Dolphin Pte. Ltd, a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, has today taken delivery of the ultra-deepwater drillship Bolette Dolphin from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. The ‘Bolette Dolphin’ drillship was ordered by Fred Olsen Energy in April 2011 and will be the company’s second drillship unit alongside the existing ‘Belford Dolphin’ drillship. The ‘Bolette Dolphin’ will shortly mobilize to West Africa to commence drilling operations for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

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