Rig: Ocean Clipper

Name Ocean Clipper
Owner Diamond Offshore Drilling
Manager Diamond Offshore Drilling
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 7875
Max Drill Depth (ft) 25000
Dimensions (ft) 528 x 109 x 40
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country --
Region --

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 1625 DE
Drawworks HP 2400
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 12-P-160 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-4S
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1400000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Wodeco/Mitsubishi
Rig Model --
Year Built 1977
Country of Build Japan
Yard Name Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works
Group Yard Name Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Retired


2 Nov 2015

Ocean Clipper to be Retired

According to Diamond Offshore's fleet status report, the Ocean Clipper has been retired and is now preparing for exportation from Brazil. The asset is due to be scrapped. The remaining contract term on the Ocean Clipper has been added to the Ocean Courage.

3 Dec 2014

Petrobras discovers gas at Orca-1 in Colombia

Ecopetrol S.A. has announced that the Petrobras operated Orca-1 exploration well has successfully discovered hydrocarbons. The well is located 40 kilometers north of the coast of Guajira province. This is the first discovery in deep waters of the Colombian Caribbean. The Orca-1 well was drilled within the Tayrona block and has as its operating company Petrobras, with a 40% stake, in partnership with Ecopetrol (30%) and Repsol (30%). The Tayrona block was the first contract granted in 2004 by the National Hydrocarbons Agency (Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos) for exploration in the Colombian Caribbean. The well reached the expected depth of 13,910 feet (4,243 meters), in water depth of 2,211feet (674 meters). Drilling was completed in September and showed the accumulation of natural gas at a depth of 12,000 feet (3,657 meters). Orca-1's results confirm the hydrocarbon potential of this Colombian frontier basin and demonstrate the capacity of the petroleum system in the deep part of the offshore basin. Following completion of this phase of exploration and initial tests, in-depth technical studies will begin to determine gas potential of the discovery. Ecopetrol is currently a participating partner in 13 offshore blocks in the Colombian Caribbean. A drilling campaign is planned for this basin that will include two wells in 2015 and two or three additional wells in 2016 with its partners.

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