Rig: West Jupiter

Name West Jupiter
Owner Seadrill Ltd
Manager Seadrill Ltd
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10285
Max Drill Depth (ft) 37500
Dimensions (ft) 748 x 137.8 x 62.4
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Canary Islands (Spain)
Region North Africa

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco
Drawworks HP --
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDX-1250
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Samsung
Rig Model 12000 Double Hull
Year Built 2014
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Geoje (Koje) Shipyard
Group Yard Name Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Cold Stacked
Operator --

Rig Images


2 Jun 2014

Total contracts drillship to perform Egina drilling

Seadrill Limited (Seadrill) has secured a contract with Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd for employment of the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship ‘West Jupiter’, in support of the EGINA ultra-deep offshore project in Nigeria. The contract is for a firm period of five years and has a total revenue potential for the primary contract term of approximately USD1.1 billion inclusive of mobilization. Seadrill's total consolidated backlog stands at approximately USD20 billion with the execution of this contract. The ‘West Jupiter’ is one of eight 6th generation drillships currently under construction for Seadrill and is expected to be delivered from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea in August 2014. The rig will be outfitted to work in up to 10,000ft of water and is capable of water depths up to 12,000ft and drilling depths up to 37,500ft. Per Wullf, Seadrill CEO commented, "We are very pleased to have been chosen by Total and its partners for this important project. This contract provides an opportunity to deepen our relationship with a key customer and strategically increase our rig fleet in Nigeria, adding the West Jupiter alongside the West Capella which has been operating in the Usan field Offshore Nigeria since 2008. Seadrill takes pride in continuing to build its presence in the Nigerian oil & gas industry".

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