Rig: Ocean Whittington

Name Ocean Whittington
Owner Diamond Offshore Drilling
Manager Diamond Offshore Drilling
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Midwater Floater
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 1650
Max Drill Depth (ft) 25000
Dimensions (ft) 355 x 221 x 120
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive No

Current Location

Country --
Region --

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 1625 DE
Drawworks HP 3000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 12-P-160 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-4S
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Aker
Rig Model H-3 (Enhanced)
Year Built 1974
Country of Build Norway
Yard Name Framnæs shipyard
Group Yard Name A/S Framnæs mek Værksted

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Retired
Operator

News

16 May 2012

Fairmount Alpine Towed Rig Ocean Whittington to Gulf

Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Alpine has towed the rig Ocean Whittington from offshore Belem, Brazil, to offshore Galveston, US. For this job Fairmount Marine was contracted by the rigs owner, Diamond Offshore Drilling, for which Fairmount has performed a series of towages in recent years. Ocean Whittington is a semi-submersible drilling rig for deep water operations. The rig has worked offshore the northern Brazilian coast since 2009. To tow the rig to the Gulf Fairmount Marine mobilized tug Fairmount Alpine, which was in South Africa after performing escort services for bulk carrier Vale Beijing. When Fairmount Alpine arrived at the location of the Ocean Whittington offshore Belem, she was requested to perform heading control duties to the rig prior the start of the towage. Upon readiness of the Ocean Whittington the convoy departed for the journey towards offshore Galveston. The tow over a distance of 3,625 miles was performed by the Fairmount Alpine with an average speed of 7.8 knots.

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