Rig: Noble Dave Beard

Name Noble Dave Beard
Owner Noble Drilling
Manager Noble Drilling
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 35000
Dimensions (ft) 453 x 234 x 80
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Singapore
Region South East Asia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco SSGD-1250
Drawworks HP 6900
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco Hex 240
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco PS2-1000
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Friede & Goldman
Rig Model Series 9500 Enhanced Pacesetter
Year Built 1986
Country of Build Russia (Baltic Sea)
Yard Name Vyborg Shipyard
Group Yard Name Vyborg Shipyard PJSC

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Retired


10 Oct 2013

Petrobras extends contract for 'Noble Dave Beard'

Petrobras has exercised an existing option for Noble Drilling’s ‘Noble Dave Beard’ semisub rig, extending the existing contract by an additional 345 days. The rig which has been operating for Petrobras in Brazil since 2010, will now be working in Brazil until February 2016. The unit is expected to enter a shipyard in early 2014 to undergo a class survey which accounts for part of the reason Petrobras has decided to exercise the contract option on the rig.

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