Rig: Sedco Express

Name Sedco Express
Owner Triton Asset Leasing GmbH
Manager Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc.
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 7500
Max Drill Depth (ft) 35000
Dimensions (ft) 349 x 226 x 111
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country --
Region --

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type Hitec/Dreco AHC
Drawworks HP 6800
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive Canrig Drilling Technology 1275 AC
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2057000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Sedco Forex
Rig Model Express 2000
Year Built 2000
Country of Build France
Yard Name Brest Shipyard
Group Yard Name Direction des Constructions Navales International (DCN)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Retired

Rig Images


29 Dec 2014

'Sedco Express' rig arrives at Oyo field in Nigeria

CAMAC Energy Inc. (“CAMAC”) announced today that the semi-submersible drilling unit, Sedco Express, has arrived to the Oyo Field located in OML 120 offshore Nigeria. CAMAC has contracted the Sedco Express to expedite the timing of production tie-in from the Oyo-7 and Oyo-8 development wells. The Sedco Express is under contract for use on up to three wells and the Company intends to use the rig to complete the Oyo-7 and Oyo-8 wells horizontally. CAMAC is also considering using the rig to drill the Company’s first Miocene-target exploration well.

3 Dec 2014

CAMAC Energy hires 'Sedco Express' semisub

CAMAC Energy Inc. (CAMAC) announced today that it has signed a contract with a subsidiary of Transocean Ltd. for the provision of the semi-submersible drilling unit Sedco Express for drilling and completion activities offshore Nigeria. The contract allows for the drilling or completion of up to three wells, and CAMAC intends to use the rig to accelerate timing of the tie-in of production from the Oyo-7 and Oyo-8 development wells. With the ability to drill a third well, and an option to extend the contract, CAMAC is also considering using the rig to accelerate its 2015 exploration drilling program. The Sedco Express is an ultra-deepwater, semi-submersible drilling rig built in 2000, and is already within close proximity of the Oyo Field in OML 120. The Company’s other rig, the drillship Energy Searcher, will continue the plugging and abandonment operations on the Oyo-5 and Oyo-6 wells.

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