Rig: Ocean Rig Skyros

Name Ocean Rig Skyros
Owner Drillship Skyros Owners Inc.
Manager Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc.
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft) 748 x 137.8 x 62
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Angola
Region West Africa

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco SSGD-1250
Drawworks HP 6900
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 Samsung
Rig Model S10000E
Year Built 2013
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Geoje (Koje) Shipyard
Group Yard Name Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Total

News

23 Dec 2013

Ocean Rig receives sixth newbuild drillship 'Ocean Rig Skyros'

Ocean Rig UDW Inc (Ocean Rig) has taken delivery of the company’s sixth newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship, the ‘Ocean Rig Skyros’. The ‘Ocean Rig Skyros’ was delivered to Ocean Rig by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea and is the first seventh generation drillship to be delivered to the company, with a further three units currently under construction at SHI. The unit is currently being mobilised to Angola to begin its drilling contract with Total, which is expected to begin in Q2 2014.

23 Jul 2013

Ocean Rig secures US$1.3 billion contract for 'Ocean Rig Skyros'

Ocean rig has announced that the company has been awarded a six year contract for the newbuild ‘Ocean Rig Skyros’ Samsung designed drillship. The new contract is expected to begin in direct continuation of the units initial five well, 275 day contract that was signed with Total E&P Angola in June 2013. The new letter of award is with an as yet unnamed major oil company for drilling operations in West Africa and is worth a total of US$1,300 million. The award of the contract means that all of Ocean Rig’s drillship units are now contracted through the entirety of 2014.

17 Jun 2013

Ocean Rig secures contract for newbuild drillship

Ocean Rig has announced that it secured a letter of award (LOI) for its newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship the ‘Ocean Rig Skyros’, worth around US$190 million. The contract is with an as yet unnamed ‘major oil company’ for work off West Africa in the form of a firm five well drilling programme taking place over 275 days, which will help to boost the rig managers contract backlog to around US$5 billion. The ‘Ocean Rig Skyros’ is the second of four, seventh generation units that Ocean Rig have on order at Samsung’s yard in South Korea. The contract is expected to commence upon delivery of the unit from the yard, which is currently anticipated to be in October 2013.

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