Rig: Heydar Aliyev

Name Heydar Aliyev
Owner Caspian Drilling Company
Manager Caspian Drilling Company
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Midwater Floater
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 3280
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft)
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Azerbaijan
Region Middle East

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type AKMH Wirth
Drawworks HP --
Mud Pumps Type AKMH Wirth
Top Drive Aker Maritime Hydraulics
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Keppel FELS
Rig Model DSS 38M
Year Built 2017
Country of Build Azerbaijan
Yard Name Baku Shipyard
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator --


18 May 2017

Keppel on track to deliver state-of-the-art drilling rig in Azerbaijan

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) through its subsidiary in Azerbaijan, Caspian Shipyard Company (CSC), is on track to deliver a semisubmersible drilling rig to Caspian Drilling Company Ltd, a subsidiary of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). The rig was named Heydar Aliyev at a ceremony in Azerbaijan today by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev. Built to Keppel FELS' proprietary DSSTM 38M design, the rig has been customised for the Caspian Sea's harsh environment condition. It is the first modern semisubmersible to be almost completely built in Azerbaijan.

4 Jun 2013

Socar orders new semi-submersible drilling rig

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has placed an order for a new state of the art semi-submersible drilling rig from Keppel FELS to be built at the company's Caspian Shipyard in Azerbaijan. The unit will be built to Keppel's DSS 38M design which has been customised for operations in the Caspian Sea environment, and will cost a total of US$800m. SOCAR is looking to expand its current fleet of drilling rigs in order to allow the company to drill new wells and further orders could follow.

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