Rig: Valaris DPS-1

Name Valaris DPS-1
Owner Valaris PLC
Manager Valaris PLC
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 40000
Dimensions (ft) 387 x 299 x 28
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Australia
Region Australasia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco AHD-1000
Drawworks HP 6900
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDX-1250
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Friede & Goldman
Rig Model ExD Millennium
Year Built 2012
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Jurong Shipyard
Group Yard Name SembCorp Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Woodside Energy Ltd


4 Jun 2013

Shell contract Atwood Condor for US GoM drilling program

Atwood Oceanics have announced that the company has been awarded a new contract for its ‘Atwood Condor’ semi-submersible unit with Shell for operations in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Shell has hired the unit for a dayrate of US$550,000 with the contract running for a firm period of 39 months from late August 2013, with the contract superseding the units existing contract with the Hess Corporation.

17 Sep 2012

Fairmount Sherpa Tows Atwood Condor from Mauritius to Trinidad

Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Sherpa has delivered rig Atwood Condor fast and safely to Port of Spain, Trinidad. The semi-submersible rig was towed from Port Louis, Mauritius, over a distance of 8,100 nautical miles with an average speed of 8.5 knots. Before crossing the Atlantic Ocean Fairmount Sherpa and her tow made a planned four days stop-over at Walvis Bay, Namibia. During this stop-over the Fairmount Sherpa performed several cargo and passengers runs between the rig and the port.

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