Rig: Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1

Name Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1
Owner Deepwater Pacific 1 Inc.
Manager Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc.
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 35000
Dimensions (ft) 748 x 137 x 62
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country India
Region South Asia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco SSGD-5750
Drawworks HP 5750
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco HPS-1000
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Samsung
Rig Model S10000E
Year Built 2009
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Geoje (Koje) Shipyard
Group Yard Name Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Reliance

Rig Images

News

15 May 2014

Transocean secures USD953 million of new drilling contracts

Transocean Ltd (Transocean) today announced that the company has secured new contracts worth approximately USD953 million, over the previous month. In its monthly fleet update summary the world’s largest drilling rig contractor announced new contracts for the ‘Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1’, ‘Paul B. Loyd, Jr’, ‘GSF Development Driller II’, ‘GSF Constellation II’ and ‘Sedco 706’ units. The largest contract secured is associated with the ‘Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1’ drillship, with Petrobras contracting the unit for a firm three year period at a dayrate of USD440,000 (USD482 million backlog). The unit is expected to begin operations in January 2015 in Brazil, following a few months of downtime in which it will undergo contract upgrade work as well as the units five year class renewal survey.

8 Jul 2013

Transocean drillship breaks own record for deepest operational water depth

Transocean and ONGC have announced that the drillship ‘Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1’ has set a new world record for the deepest operational water depth achieved by an offshore drilling rig. The unit which beat the previous record it set in February 2013 spudded a well in 10,411 feet (3,174m) of water while working off the east coast of India. The unit which is being sublet by ONGC from Reliance Industries is due to end its four year drilling assignment with ONGC once it has completed the newly spudded well. Upon completion the unit will return to Reliance for the final remaining year of its original five year contract.

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