Rig: Norbe VIII

Name Norbe VIII
Owner Ocyan
Manager Ocyan
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 35000
Dimensions (ft) 780 x 137 x 62
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Brazil
Region Latin America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type AKMH Wirth
Drawworks HP 4500
Mud Pumps Type AKMH Wirth TPK 2200
Top Drive Aker Maritime Hydraulics DDM-1000-AC-2M
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design DSME
Rig Model 10000
Year Built 2011
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Okpo Shipyard
Group Yard Name Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Petrobras


18 Dec 2013

'Norbe VIII' drillship spuds Carcara prospect appraisal well in Brazil

Querioz Galvao Exploraco e Producao (QGEP) has announced the spudding of an appraisal well on for the Carcara discovery on Block BM-S-8 in the Santos basin in Brazil. Drilling of the well began on the 14th December 2013, with the company using the ‘Norbe VIII’ drillship for drilling activity. The ‘Norbe VIII’ drillship is contracted to Petrobras who have a 66% interest in the block; alongside QGEP’s 10% interest with the remaining partners in the block being, Petrogal Brasil (14%) and Barra Energia do Brasil Petroleo e Gas Ltd (10%). QGEP expect drilling of the appraisal to be completed by the end of Q1 2014.

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