Rig: Deepwater Pontus

Name Deepwater Pontus
Owner Transocean Ltd.
Manager Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc.
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft)
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country USA
Region North America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type -- AHD-1400
Drawworks HP 10500
Mud Pumps Type --
Top Drive -- TDX-1250
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2800000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design DSME
Rig Model 12000
Year Built 2017
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Okpo Shipyard
Group Yard Name Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Shell

News

26 Oct 2015

Transocean Ltd. Announces Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Delivery Delays For Deepwater Pontus, Deepwater Poseidon

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) announced today a mutual agreement with its customer, Shell EP Wells Equipment Wells Services B.V. (Shell), and the shipyard, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME), to delay the operating and delivery contracts of two newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships - the Deepwater Pontus and the Deepwater Poseidon - by 12 months each. The delay has no impact on the duration or dayrate of the original 10-year operating contracts for each of the two newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships. Parties will be compensated for the postponement. The specific terms are not disclosed. The delivery and operating agreements for Shell's two other contracted Transocean newbuild, ultra-deepwater drillships, the Deepwater Thalassa and Deepwater Proteus, are not impacted by this agreement. "We are pleased that the strength of our relationships with both Shell and DSME has enabled us to reach this mutual agreement," said Transocean President and Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Thigpen. "We are excited by the progress that we have jointly made with Shell on all four high-specification, ultra-deepwater drillships, including the Deepwater Thalassa, which was delivered this September, and the Deepwater Proteus, which is scheduled for delivery this December."

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