Rig: Noble Bob Douglas

Name Noble Bob Douglas
Owner Noble Drilling
Manager Noble Drilling
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft) 752 x 118 x 61
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Guyana
Region Latin America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco AHD-1250
Drawworks HP 9000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDX-1250
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Gusto MSC
Rig Model P10,000
Year Built 2013
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Ulsan Shipyard
Group Yard Name Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator ExxonMobil Corporation


13 Mar 2014

Caravel-1 exploration well reaches total depth

Origin Energy Limited (Origin) announces that PEP 38264 operator, Anadarko Petroleum Company, has advised the joint venture that the Caravel-1 well in New Zealand’s Canterbury Basin has reached total depth. The exploration well was drilled to a depth of 2,692 metres below rotary table and is currently being plugged and abandoned after encountering gas shows. A detailed analysis of sub-surface information will take place in the coming months to guide any future activities in the area.

12 Feb 2014

Drilling commences in New Zealand canterbury basin using 'Noble Bob Douglas'

Origin Energy Limited (Origin) advises that PEP 38264 operator, Anadarko Petroleum Company, on behalf of the joint venture, commenced drilling the Caravel-1 exploration well at 16:44 hours local time on 10 February 2014. Caravel-1 is located in the Canterbury Basin offshore New Zealand. The drillship Noble Bob Douglas is expected to take about 40 days for this drilling operation, which will reach an expected total depth of 2,800m subsea in a water depth of 1,105m.

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