Rig: Discoverer Inspiration

Name Discoverer Inspiration
Owner Triton Rigp Din Holdco Limited
Manager Transocean Partners
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft) 835 x 125 x 62
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country USA
Region North America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco
Drawworks HP --
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco Hex 240
Top Drive Aker Maritime Hydraulics MDDM-1250-AC-2M
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Transocean Offshore
Rig Model Enhanced Enterprise Class
Year Built 2009
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Okpo Shipyard
Group Yard Name Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Chevron

Rig Images


23 Jul 2014

Transocean Partners LLC launch IPO

Transocean Partners LLC, a Marshall Islands limited liability company formed by Transocean Ltd., announced today that it has commenced an initial public offering of 17,500,000 common units representing limited liability company interests pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-1 previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). All of the common units are being offered by Transocean Partners Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Transocean Ltd. The underwriters of the offering are expected to be granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,625,000 common units from Transocean Partners Holdings Limited. The common units are expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “RIGP.” The common units being offered represent a 25.4 percent limited liability company interest in Transocean Partners LLC, or a 29.2 percent limited liability company interest if the underwriters exercise in full their option to purchase additional common units. Transocean Ltd., through Transocean Partners Holdings Limited, will own the remaining limited liability company interests in Transocean Partners. Transocean Partners LLC will initially take majority holdings in the ‘Discoverer Inspiration’ and ‘Discoverer Clear Leader’ drillships and the ‘Development Driller III’ semisub units. The newly listed company also has the first right to offer for ownership of the newbuilds, ‘Deepwater Invictus’, ‘Deepwater Thalassa’, Deepwater Proteus’, Deepwater Pontus’, Deepwater Poesidon’ and ‘Deepwater Conqueror’ units, should Transocean Ltd decide to sell the assets.

11 Mar 2010

Discoverer Inspiration Begins Five-Year Contract With Chevron

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) today announced that the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer Inspiration has commenced operations for Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico under a five-year drilling contract. The dynamically positioned double-hulled Discoverer Inspiration includes the most advanced drilling capabilities in the offshore drilling industry. The vessel is an enhanced version of Transocean's three predecessor Enterprise-class drillships, which have set deepwater drilling records in recent years, including the world water-depth drilling record of 10,011 feet set by the Discoverer Deep Seas while working for Chevron in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

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