Rig: Jasper Explorer

Name Jasper Explorer
Owner Jasper Drilling Pte Ltd
Manager Jasper Drilling Pte Ltd.
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Deepwater Floater
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 5000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 25000
Dimensions (ft) 501 x 70 x 41
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country --
Region --

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 1625 DE
Drawworks HP --
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 12-P-160 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-4
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Gusto MSC
Rig Model Pelican Class
Year Built 1973
Country of Build Netherlands
Yard Name Werf Gusto Shipyard
Group Yard Name IHC Gusto B.V.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Retired


6 Dec 2013

CNOOC's second deepwater Congo (Brazzaville) exploration well fails to deliver

Oryx Petroleum (Oryx), the junior partner in China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) recent exploration campaign in the Haute Mer A license area in Congo (Brazzaville), has reported the drilling of a dry well. Oryx announced that the Horse (H-1) exploration well which was drilled by the ‘Jasper Explorer’ drillship failed to hit any hydrocarbon reservoirs. The ‘Jasper Explorer’ will now move back to test the previously announced elephant (E-1) discovery well.

23 Jan 2013

CNOOC hires 'Jasper Explorer' drillship for drilling in Congo (Brazzaville)

CNOOC has contracted the ‘Jasper Explorer’ drillship from Jasper Offshore for a two well exploratory drilling campaign in Congo (Brazzaville) beginning in late March 2013. The unit has been off contract since it finished a drilling campaign for Hyperdynamics in Guinea in February 2012, and is currently docked in Spain from where it will mobilise to Congo (Brazzaville) during the first half of March 2013.

25 Oct 2006

Sembawang Shipyard awarded drillship upgrading contract by Neptune Marine Oil and Gas Ltd.

: Sembawang Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SembCorp Marine, has secured a S$30 million contract from Neptune Marine Oil & Gas Limited, Scotland, for the upgrading and reactivation of drill ship, Neptune Explorer. Neptune Marine Oil & Gas Limited is a growing quality offshore drilling contractor with product focus on drill-ships and other mobile offshore assets and with market focus on Mediterranean, Black Sea, Middle East, India and South East Asia. Sembawang Shipyard was awarded this contract on the strength of its capabilities and established track record in repairs and refurbishment of offshore rigs and drill ships and more importantly, on its ability to meet Neptune Marine Oil & Gas Limited’s schedule and QHSE (Quality, Healthy, Safety and Environment) standards. The Neptune Explorer is expected to undergo 6 months of major upgrading and reactivation work in the shipyard from end October 2006. Major work-scope contracted to Sembawang Shipyard includes an estimated 1,700 tons of steel renewal and new installation, complete overhaul and repairs to the marine systems and rebuilding of accommodation spaces.

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