Rig: Laguna Star

Name Laguna Star
Owner Constellation
Manager Constellation
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft) 715 x 137 x 62
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Brazil
Region Latin America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco SSGD-1000
Drawworks HP 5750
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco HPS-750
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Samsung
Rig Model S10000E
Year Built 2012
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Geoje (Koje) Shipyard
Group Yard Name Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Petrobras


16 Sep 2014

'Laguna Star' spuds Carcara appraisal well in Brazil

QGEP Participações S.A. (QGEP) has announced that the drilling of the first phase of an appraisal well at the Carcará Discovery, located in Block BM-S-8 in the Santos Basin has begun. The first phase, which will utilise the ‘Laguna Star’ rig (NS-44), will extend to the bottom of the salt layer. Drilling will be completed in a second phase, which will start in 2015, using a rig equipped with Measured Pressure Drilling (MPD). The well is located 5km from the pioneer well, in water depths of 2,023 meters. Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção S.A. holds a 10% participating interest in Block BM-S-8. Petrobras, which has a 66% stake, is the operator. Other consortium members include Petrogal Brasil, which has a 14% stake, and Barra Energia do Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda, which has a 10% stake.

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