Rig: GSP Uranus

Name GSP Uranus
Owner Grup Servicii Petroliere S.A. (GSP)
Manager Grup Servicii Petroliere S.A. (GSP)
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Standard
Max Water Depth (ft) 335
Max Drill Depth (ft) 25000
Dimensions (ft) 243 x 200 x 26
Leg Length (ft) 443
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Romania
Region Eastern Europe

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco E-3000
Drawworks HP 2000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco A-1700-PT Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-4S
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design LeTourneau
Rig Model 116-C
Year Built 1980
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Marathon - Singapore Shipyard
Group Yard Name Marathon LeTourneau Offshore

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Black Sea Oil and Gas

Rig Images


16 Jul 2014

OMV makes oil discovery in the Black Sea

OMV Petrom has announced the discovery of a new oil reservoir in the shallow water Istria XVIII permit of the Romanian Black Sea. The Austrian company made the find at the Marina 1 exploration well, located 60 kilometres from shore. The well was drilled to a total depth of 2,150 metres in 50 metres of water at a cost of EUR18 million (USD24.37 million). After completion tests have been carried out, the well will be plugged and abandoned. The well was drilled using the ‘GSP Uranus’ jackup rig, which was moved to the area after initially performing workover operations at the Lebada East oil field. OMV Petrom head of exploration and production Gabriel Selischi said: "The Black Sea is an important area for OMV Petrom, an area which continues to have potential for new discoveries. "Currently, production from shallow waters accounts for 18% of the company’s hydrocarbons production in Romania. "We have over 40 years of experience in exploration and production in the shallow waters of the Black Sea and we will continue to invest in the development of the offshore segment."

20 Mar 2014

GSP signs new long-term contract with OMV Petrom

Grup Servicii Petroliere has signed a new contract with OMV Petrom. The contract refers to offshore drilling and workover operations which will be carried out by GSP Uranus. The rig will operate in the Black Sea offshore Romania under an aggregate duration of two years. On March 20, 14:30 hours, the convoy composed of GSP King, GSP Licorn and two other tug vessels begun the rig moving from GSP Shipyard, in Constanta Sud Agigea Port, heading to the first drilling location offshore. GSP Uranus is a three legs, self elevating unit, cantilever type Marathon Le Tourneau Class 116-C. This is the most recently concluded investment project carried out in order to extend the company’s fleet, respectively the company’s market share. GSP Uranus upgrade and reclassification project, worth over USD 44 million, was completed with the support of EximBank.GSP Uranus upgrade and reclassification project was developed under the management of GSP Shipyard and ABS supervision and included repair works, upgrading works and certification (class and statutory certificates).

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