Rig: Sevan Brasil

Name Sevan Brasil
Owner Sevan Drilling
Manager Seadrill Ltd
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft) 324 x 324 x 80
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Aruba (Dutch Caribbean)
Region Latin America

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type --
Drawworks HP --
Mud Pumps Type --
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco DDM-1000-AC-2M
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Sevan
Rig Model 650
Year Built 2012
Country of Build China (PRC)
Yard Name COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard
Group Yard Name COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd. (COSCO)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Ready Stacked
Operator --

News

24 Jul 2012

'Sevan Brasil' accepted by Petrobras

'Sevan Brasil' has completed the acceptance testing and has on the 24 July 2012 commencedwork under its six year contract with Petrobras in Brazil.The rig will now move to its first well location and begin drilling operations under the direction of Petrobras.

29 Jun 2012

Acceptance testing update for 'Sevan Brasil'

'Sevan Brasil' is in the final phase of the acceptance testing for Petrobras. We expect to leave Rio de Janeiro in the middle of next week for sea trials which are expected to take 5-7 days to complete and acceptance of the rig should be before15 July.

6 Mar 2012

'Sevan Brasil' departs China

On the 6th of March 'Sevan Brasi'l departed China on the Mighty Servant I. The rig is expected to arrive in Brazil in the middle of April.

10 Jan 2012

'Sevan Brasil' begins seatrials

'Sevan Brasil' left the Cosco shipyard at 12 pm local Chinese time today and proceeded offshore to commence thruster installation and seatrials. These operations are expected to take approximately 4-6 weeks and following completion the rig will be secured for shipment and loaded on to heavy lift for transport to Brazil.

5 Aug 2008

Petrobras sign firm contract for 'Sevan Brasil'

With reference to the announcement on June 2nd, 2008, Petrobras SA and a subsidiary of Sevan Drilling AS, have signed a firm drilling contract for a newbuild drilling unit intended for operations off the coast of Brasil, in water depths down to 2,400 m. This is the second deepwater drilling unit contracted to Petrobras, and the third deepwater drilling unit to be built, owned and operated by Sevan Drilling, as the company also signed a drilling contract with India’s ONGC in June 2008. The drilling contract will have a fixed term of six years with start-up by end-2011. Revenues which could be generated over the six year period are approximately USD975 million, including a bonus arrangement and mobilization fee. Sevan has awarded a letter of intent (LOI) to the Cosco Shipyard Group for a turnkey contract comprising the construction, equipment procurement and installation, and commissioning of the drilling unit. Cosco shall also provide yard financing. Aker Kvaerner MH has been awarded an LOI for delivery of the drilling package. Also the delivery of other long lead equipment has been secured. The newbuild drilling unit to Petrobras is based on Sevan’s proprietary cylindrical Sevan 650 design, as is the case also for the two other Sevan drilling units. All three Sevan deepwater drilling units are built at the same shipyard and utilize the same drilling package, thus significantly reducing risks to schedule and cost.

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