Rig: Valaris DS-11

Name Valaris DS-11
Owner Valaris PLC
Manager Valaris PLC
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 12000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft) 780 x 137 x 62
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Canary Islands (Spain)
Region North Africa

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco AHD-1250
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 DSME
Rig Model 12000
Year Built 2013
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Okpo Shipyard
Group Yard Name Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator --

News

20 Jul 2017

Noble Energy Terminates the Contract for the Atwood Advantage

Noble Energy has chosen to terminate the contract on the Atwood Advantage drillship. The rig is currently nearing completion of the Leviathan 5 appraisal and production well, offshore Israel. Following a recent tender, Noble Energy and its partners identified the opportunity to hire an alternative rig at a significantly lower day rate. Consequently, Noble has chosen to end the contract for the Atwood Advantage on completion of the Leviathan 5 well, and continue the drilling programme with an alternative rig.

10 Nov 2015

Atwood Oceanics Announces Contract Extension for the Atwood Advantage

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) announced today that one of its subsidiaries agreed to an extension and rate adjustment to its existing contract with Noble Energy, Inc. for the ultra-deepwater rig, the Atwood Advantage, effective November 9, 2015. The agreement is to extend the contract for the purposes of a plugging and abandoning four well program in the Gulf of Mexico that has an estimated duration of one hundred and twenty (120) days during the contract term and is anticipated to occur in 2016. This extension adjusts the operating day rate to approximately $240,000 per day only during the four plug and abandon wells and makes the new contract expiry date approximately August 2017.

12 Dec 2013

Atwood Oceanics takes delivery of the 'Atwood Advantage' drillship

Atwood Oceanics has taken delivery of the rig managers’ newbuild drillship the ‘Atwood Advantage’ from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Ltd (DSME) in South Korea. Upon delivery from DSME the unit entered straight into its contract with Noble Energy and began the mobilisation phase to the Eastern Mediterranean, where upon arrival it will begin its three year drilling contract with Noble Energy. The ‘Atwood Advantage’ is the first of four ultra-deepwater drillships to be delivered to Atwood with the remaining three units currently under construction at DSME and due for delivery in 2014 & 2015.

12 Dec 2013

Atwood Oceanics takes delivery of the 'Atwood Advantage' drillship

Atwood Oceanics has taken delivery of the rig managers’ newbuild drillship the ‘Atwood Advantage’ from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Ltd (DSME) in South Korea. Upon delivery from DSME the unit entered straight into its contract with Noble Energy and began the mobilisation phase to the US Gulf of Mexico, where upon arrival it will begin its three year drilling contract with Noble Energy. The ‘Atwood Advantage’ is the first of four ultra-deepwater drillships to be delivered to Atwood with the remaining three units currently under construction at DSME and due for delivery in 2014 & 2015.

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