Rig: Noble Faye Kozack

Name Noble Faye Kozack
Owner Noble Drilling
Manager Noble Drilling
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft) 748 x 137 x 62
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country USA
Region North America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco AHD-1000
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 12000 Double Hull
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 Murphy Oil Company Ltd


17 Dec 2013

'Pacific Khamsin' drillship receives Nigerian drilling permit

Pacific Drilling’s newly launched drillship the ‘Pacific Khamsin’, has received its drilling permit for operations in Nigeria and began its drilling contract with Chevron on the 17th December 2013. The ‘Pacific Khamsin’ was delivered to Pacific Drilling in early September 2013 from Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea and is the company’s fifth ultra-deepwater drillship. Chevron contracted the ‘Pacific Khamsin’ in Nigeria for an initial two year period with a dayrate of US$660,000, signing the contract in November 2012.

3 Sep 2013

Pacific Drilling Receives Delivery of Its Ultra-Deepwater Drillship the Pacific Khamsin

Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE:PACD) announced today that it has taken delivery of its newest drillship, the Pacific Khamsin. The drillship is scheduled to begin mobilizing tomorrow to Nigeria, where it will commence a two year drilling contract. Pacific Khamsin, which features the most advanced drilling technology in the offshore drilling industry, including dual load path capability and dual drilling fluid systems, is capable of operating in water depths of up to 12,000 feet and drilling wells up to 40,000 feet deep.

15 Nov 2012

Pacific Drilling Announces Contract for the Pacific Khamsin

Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE: PACD) announced today that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Khamsin has been awarded a contract by a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Chevron Corporation for operations in West Africa. The minimum duration of the contract is for an initial two-year term, with contract commencement expected by end of the third quarter of 2013. The contract provides for an option, to be exercised at the client’s discretion prior to shipyard delivery of the drillship, which could result in an additional year of contract term. Estimated maximum contract revenues related to the initial two-year term, including mobilization and demobilization, are expected to be approximately $527 million, bringing Pacific Drilling’s total contract backlog as of November 15, 2012, to approximately $3.4 billion. Pacific Drilling CEO Chris Beckett stated, “We are proud to announce the further expansion of our relationship with subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation to this fourth drillship. This contract exemplifies our commitment to providing quality drilling operations for our clients and allows us to leverage the operations support infrastructure which we have already developed in the region.” Pacific Khamsin is scheduled for delivery by Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea in the second quarter of 2013. The drillship will be capable of operating in water depths of up to 12,000 feet and drilling wells up to 40,000 feet deep.

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