Rig: Valaris 72

Name Valaris 72
Owner Valaris PLC
Manager Valaris PLC
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Standard
Max Water Depth (ft) 225
Max Drill Depth (ft) 25000
Dimensions (ft) 230 x 250 x 23
Leg Length (ft) 344
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country UK
Region NWECS

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco 1320 UE
Drawworks HP 2000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 12-P-160 Triplex
Top Drive Aker Maritime Hydraulics DDM-500
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Hitachi Zosen
Rig Model K1025N
Year Built 1981
Country of Build Japan
Yard Name Ariake Shipyard
Group Yard Name Hitachi Zosen Corporation

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Eni UK Ltd


4 Aug 2014

Dany-1X exploration well strikes dust

The exploration well Dany-1X (5505/17-18), which was spudded in the western part of the Danish North Sea has been announced as a duster, after confirmation was made by the operator that the well did not encounter oil or gas. Dany-1X was drilled as a vertical well with Upper Cretaceous chalk as the objective. The well terminated in Lower Cretaceous claystone at a depth of 2,501 metres below mean sea level. The well was subsequently side tracked in order to acquire core material for geomechanical studies of the Lark Formation. The well was spudded on 4th July 2014 with the jack-up rig ‘ENSCO 72’ at the location 55°24'18.94" N; 05°09'38.02" E , where the water depth is 45 meters. The well is now being plugged and abandoned. Afterwards ‘ENSCO 72’ will be moved to Tyra Southeast B.

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