Rig: Valaris DS-9

Name Valaris DS-9
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) 755 x 125 x 61
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Brazil
Region Latin America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco SSGD-1250
Drawworks HP 6900
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 Samsung
Rig Model GF12000
Year Built 2015
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Geoje (Koje) Shipyard
Group Yard Name Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Total

News

17 Jul 2015

ConocoPhillips cancels 'ENSCO DS-9' contract

Effective today, ConocoPhillips has informed Ensco Plc (“Ensco”) that it has issued a notice of termination for the three-year ENSCO DS-9 drillship contract. Under the terms of the contract, ConocoPhillips is obligated to pay Ensco termination fees monthly for two years equal to the operating day rate of approximately USD550,000, which may be partially defrayed should Ensco re-contract the rig within the next two years and/or mitigate certain costs during this time period while the rig is idle and without a contract. ConocoPhillips is also contractually obligated to reimburse certain costs that Ensco incurs due to the termination of the contract for ConocoPhillips’ convenience. Given these contract terms, Ensco does not anticipate a material negative impact to its financial results for 2015 and 2016 as a result of this termination. ENSCO DS-9 was recently delivered and had been scheduled to commence its initial drilling contract for ConocoPhillips in the fourth quarter of this year.

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