Rig: Songa Venus

Name Songa Venus
Owner Opus Offshore
Manager Songa Opus Offshore Drilling Pte Ltd
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Midwater Floater
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 1500
Max Drill Depth (ft) 25000
Dimensions (ft) 260 x 217 x 111
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country --
Region --

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 1625 DE
Drawworks HP 2400
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 12-P-160 Triplex
Top Drive Tesco ECI 650
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1200000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Friede & Goldman
Rig Model L-900
Year Built 1975
Country of Build USA
Yard Name Beaumont, Texas
Group Yard Name Bethlehem Steel Corporation Shipbuilding Division

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Retired

Rig Images


22 Oct 2014

Songa announces reduction in bareboat charter for Songa Venus

Reference is made to the announcements made by Songa Offshore SE ("Songa Offshore") on 25th April 2014 and 23rd July 2014 regarding the sale of Songa Mercur and Songa Venus. Following negotiations between the Songa and the buyer certain amendments have been made to the transaction whereas the Songa’s liabilities in relation to the Songa Venus bareboat have been reduced. The following changes have been made to the previously announced transaction; the bareboat charter for Songa Venus between the buyer and Songa Offshore will end 15 February 2015, reduced from 31 March 2015. The operating expenses for Songa Venus will be for the account of the buyer from 1 November 2014. Songa Offshore will however pay a fixed daily rate of USD 35,000 as a contribution for operating expenses from 1st November 2014 until 15 February 2015. Songa Offshore will not engage in new employment for Songa Venus during the term of the bareboat charter. Songa Offshore will consequently discontinue to report operating and earnings efficiency for Songa Venus

13 Feb 2014

Mubadala Petroleum exercises one well option on 'Songa Venus'

Songa Offshore (Songa) has announced that Mubadala Petroleum Ltd (Mubadala) has exercised the first well of its two option wells included in the original rig contract signed in may 2013. The well will be drilled in Malaysia and extends the length of the contract to cover the drilling of the additional firm well, leaving Mubadala with one further well option to exercise if required. The ‘Songa Venus’ was put up for sale in November 2013 by Songa as the company looks to shift its focus to drilling operations solely in the North Sea.

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