Rig: Pacific Mistral

Name Pacific Mistral
Owner Pacific Drilling Limited
Manager Pacific Drilling S.A.
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 12000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 37500
Dimensions (ft) 748 x 137 x 62
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Canary Islands (Spain)
Region North Africa

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco SSGD-5750
Drawworks HP 5750
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco HPS-1000
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Samsung
Rig Model S10000E
Year Built 2011
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Geoje (Koje) Shipyard
Group Yard Name Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator --

News

6 Feb 2012

Pacific Drilling Announces Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Pacific Mistral Begins Contract in Brazil

Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE: PACD) (NOTC: PDSA) announced today that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Mistral commenced operations in Brazil on February 6, 2012. The drillship is contracted for a three-year term to Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.

17 Aug 2011

Pacific Drilling Announces Three-Year Contract for the Pacific Mistral

Pacific Drilling S.A. (NOTC: PDSA) announced today that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Mistral has been awarded a three-year contract by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (“Petrobras”) for operations in Brazil. The contract is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2011, and estimated maximum contract revenues, including mobilization and client requested modifications, are expected to be approximately $536 million. Pacific Drilling Chief Executive Officer Chris Beckett stated: “We are pleased to announce the beginning of a core, strategic relationship with Petrobras. This contract for the Pacific Mistral underscores our commitment to work with the best operators in the industry and also expands our operating presence in the Atlantic Basin, a region of focus for our activities.” The Pacific Mistral was delivered by Samsung Heavy Industries in June 2011. The rig is equipped for and capable of operating in water depths of up to 12,000 feet and drilling wells 37,500 feet deep.

2 Jun 2011

Pacific Drilling Receives Delivery of its Drillship the Pacific Mistral

Pacific Drilling S.A. (NOTC: PDSA) announced today that it has received delivery of its newest drillship, the Pacific Mistral. The Pacific Mistral can operate in water depths of up to 12,000 feet and drill wells of up to 35,000 feet total depth. The rig features technologically advanced equipment that allows customers to improve drilling efficiency, including offline handling capabilities. Pacific Drilling CEO Chris Beckett stated, “We are proud to announce the delivery of the Pacific Mistral. This constitutes the third on-time, on-budget delivery in Pacific Drilling’s fleet of six premium ultra-deepwater drillships. The final payment to the shipyard was substantially funded by our Project Facilities Agreement lenders, consisting of two Export Credit Agencies and nine commercial banks based in the United States and Europe. We are in the advanced stages of negotiations with several major E&P companies and expect to announce a drilling contract for the Pacific Mistral in the near future.” With its best-in-class drillships and highly experienced team, Pacific Drilling is a fast growing company that is dedicated to becoming the preferred ultra-deepwater drilling contractor. In addition to the three ultra-deepwater drillships delivered to date, Pacific Drilling expects delivery of an additional drillship in August 2011 and has two drillships on order at Samsung for delivery during 2013.

2 Jun 2011

Pacific Drilling takes delivery of 'Pacific Mistral'

Pacific Drilling S.A. (Pacific Drilling) announced today that it has received delivery of its newest drillship, the ‘Pacific Mistral’. The ‘Pacific Mistral’ can operate in water depths of up to 12,000 feet and drill wells of up to 35,000 feet total depth. The rig features technologically advanced equipment that allows customers to improve drilling efficiency, including offline handling capabilities. Pacific Drilling CEO Chris Beckett stated, “We are proud to announce the delivery of the ‘Pacific Mistral’. This constitutes the third on-time, on-budget delivery in Pacific Drilling’s fleet of six premium ultra-deepwater drillships.

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