Rig: Ocean Worker

Name Ocean Worker
Owner Diamond Offshore Drilling
Manager Diamond Offshore Drilling
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Midwater Floater
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 4000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 25000
Dimensions (ft) 303 x 220 x 116
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

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 Friede & Goldman
Rig Model Series 9500 Enhanced Pacesetter
Year Built 1982
Country of Build Japan
Yard Name Ariake Shipyard
Group Yard Name Hitachi Zosen Corporation

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Retired


4 May 2015

Diamond announces new wave of rig retirements and stacking activity

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (“Diamond”) today released the company’s updated fleet status report alongside its financial results for Q1 2015. Diamond announced a further wave of rig retirements and cold stacking amid the current downturn in the drilling market. The offshore rig manager retired three semisub units, the Ocean Worker, Ocean Yorktown and Ocean Saratoga. The three retired units had an average age of 37 years. Meanwhile Diamond also cold stacked the Ocean Star, Ocean Princess, Ocean Nomad and Ocean Spur. Diamond has been one of the most active rig managers in terms of stacking and retirement activity thus far in 2015.

9 Feb 2015

Diamond Offshore cold stacks trio of rigs

Diamond Offshore (“Diamond”) has announced that the company has decided to stack a further two jackup rigs and another semisubmersible rig, doubling its total of cold stacked units. The units being cold stacked are the Ocean King and Ocean Titan both which will be stacked immediately in the US GoM as well as the Ocean Worker, which will arrive in the US GoM on the 2nd March 2015 and will being stacking preparations. The news that Diamond has chosen to stack these units follows the company’s decision to retire six units in December 2014, as it looks to react to the depressed offshore drilling market.

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