Rig: West Hyperion

Name West Hyperion
Owner Seadrill Ltd
Manager Seadrill Ltd
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type High-Specification
Max Water Depth (ft) 400
Max Drill Depth (ft) 35000
Dimensions (ft) 231 x 250 x 31
Leg Length (ft) 547
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country China (PRC)
Region East Asia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco SSGD-1000
Drawworks HP 6000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-1000
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Friede & Goldman
Rig Model JU-2000E
Year Built 2021
Country of Build China (PRC)
Yard Name Dalian No 1 Production Yard (DSIC)
Group Yard Name China Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited (CSIC)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Under Construction
Operator --


20 Jun 2013

Seadrill orders two more jackups as it looks to boost 'high-specification' fleet

Seadrill has announced a new order for two ‘high-specification’ jackup rigs from Dalian Shipyard in China. Each unit is valued at around US$230 million and are based on Friede & Goldman’s JU-2000E jackup design, with the ability to operate in 400ft of water whilst drilling down to 30,000ft. The units which are due for delivery in Q4 2015 and Q1 2016 are the seventh and eighth jackups that Seadrill have ordered from the Dalian shipyard for delivery over the next three years. The units will help to increase Seadrill’s jackup fleet to 29 units once all the units have been delivered as the company looks to establish a strong position in the ‘high-specification’ jackup market.

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