Rig: M.G. Hulme, Jr.

Name M.G. Hulme, Jr.
Owner Transocean Offshore International Ventures Limited
Manager Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc.
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Deepwater Floater
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 5000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 25000
Dimensions (ft) 296 x 228 x 116
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country --
Region --

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 1625 DE
Drawworks HP 3000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 12-P-160 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-4S
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Friede & Goldman
Rig Model Series 9500 Enhanced Pacesetter
Year Built 1983
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Okpo Shipyard
Group Yard Name Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Retired

Rig Images


7 Jun 2016

INPEX to Commence Exploratory Offshore Drilling in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN - INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) announced today it commenced drilling operations on an exploratory well offshore Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures on June 5. The drilling operations are part of a project commissioned by the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan for the agency’s “Heisei 26~28 Domestic Offshore Drilling Program in Japan” as announced on July 30, 2015. The drilling operations are being conducted at a location approximately 130km northwest of Shimane Prefecture and approximately 140km north of Yamaguchi Prefecture. Going forward, INPEX plans to determine the presence of hydrocarbon deposits in the area by conducting a detailed analysis and evaluation of data obtained through the exploratory drilling. INPEX will prioritize safety throughout the execution of the project, keeping local communities fully informed and calling on their cooperation.

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