Rig: Paragon L782

Name Paragon L782
Owner Paragon Offshore International Ltd.
Manager Paragon Offshore
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Standard
Max Water Depth (ft) 300
Max Drill Depth (ft) 25000
Dimensions (ft) 180 x 175 x 25
Leg Length (ft) 417
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country --
Region --

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type Continental Emsco C3 Type II
Drawworks HP 3000
Mud Pumps Type Continental Emsco FB-1600 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-4S
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Friede & Goldman
Rig Model L-780 Mod II
Year Built 1981
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Pioneer Yard I
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Retired

Rig Images


25 Sep 2015

Noble completes Cheetah exploration well in Cameroon

Noble Energy, Inc. (“Noble”) has announced that the Cheetah exploration well in the Tilapia license offshore Cameroon reached the targeted Cretaceous interval and is being plugged and abandoned. The well encountered both crude oil and natural gas shows in multiple non-commercial reservoir sands. Results from the well are being integrated into Noble’s geologic modeling for the remaining prospectivity in the Tilapia license. The rig, which drilled the Cheetah well to a total depth of approximately 13,320 feet, will be released at the completion of well operations.

16 Oct 2014

Soco strikes with exploration well offshore Congo (Brazzaville)

SOCO announces that SOCO EPC, operator of the Marine XI Block offshore the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), has completed drilling the exploration well Lidongo X Marine 101 well (LXM-101). The well encountered oil in a clastics sequence in the Djeno sand formation with drilling shows and early log interpretation indicating approximately a 50 metre gross interval. Located 23 kilometres northwest of Pointe Noire in a water depth of approximately 45 metres, the LXM-101 well was drilled to a total depth of 2,665 metres after penetrating the target hydrocarbon zone. Analysis of the logs over the hydrocarbon zone indicates petrophysical parameters in line with those published for the Litchendjili field on the adjacent Marine XII Block operated by ENI. Due to the tight nature of the reservoir sands a 20 metre section has been selected for testing. The zone will be tested after a 7" liner is set and cemented. Testing, including utilising a stimulation frac, is expected to take approximately three weeks. After the completion of testing there will be a further release with results. SOCO EPC holds a 40.39% interest in the Marine XI Block. Project partners are WNR (23%), SNPC (15%), AOGC (13.11%) and PetroVietnam (8.5%).

7 Aug 2014

Soco spuds new exploration well in Congo (Brazzaville)

SOCO announces that the Lidongo X Marine-101 (LXM-101) exploration well has spudded in the Marine XI Block, located in the Congo Basin, offshore the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville). The LXM-1 well is designed to test the extension of an adjacent gas/condensate/oil field into the Marine-XI license block. The LXM-101 well is located 23 kilometres north west of Pointe Noire in a water depth of approximately 45 metres. The planned total depth for the well is provisionally estimated to be 2,600 metres Total Vertical Depth subsea (TVDss), although provision has been made to continue drilling to a maximum depth of circa 3,100 metres TVDss, terminating in the lower most part of the Djeno sandstone formation. The well will be drilled using the jack-up drilling rig ‘Paragon L782’, and is expected to take 35 to 45 days to drill.

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