Rig: Hercules 85

Name Hercules 85
Owner Hercules Offshore
Manager Hercules Offshore
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Slot
Jackup Type Mat Cantilever/Slot
Max Water Depth (ft) 85
Max Drill Depth (ft) 20000
Dimensions (ft) 155 x 110 x 15
Leg Length (ft) 173
Competitive No

Current Location

Country --
Region --

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type Dreco D-2000 UE
Drawworks HP 2000
Mud Pumps Type Gardner Denver PZ-11 Triplex
Top Drive --
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1300000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Baker Marine
Rig Model BMC-85-IL-S
Year Built 1982
Country of Build China (PRC)
Yard Name Dalian No 1 Production Yard (DSIC)
Group Yard Name China Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited (CSIC)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Retired


20 May 2015

Hercules announces sale of cold stacked jackups

Hercules Offshore, Inc. (“Hercules”) today released an updated version of its monthly fleet report and announced the sale of four jackup rigs. The jackup focused rig owner announced the sale of the previously cold stacked; Hercules 85, Hercules 153, Hercules 203 and Hercules 206. The four jackups were all previously cold stacked in 2009 and are either mat cantilever or leg slot units. The announcement of the sale is good news for the jackup market as the units are expected to have been retired from operational service. Rig owners have thus far preferred to stack their jackups during the current drilling downturn.

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