Rig: West Taurus

Name West Taurus
Owner Seadrill Deepwater Charterer Ltd.
Manager Seadrill Ltd
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 7874
Max Drill Depth (ft) 37500
Dimensions (ft) 377 x 295 x 118
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Canary Islands (Spain)
Region North Africa

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type AKMH Wirth GH 4500 EG
Drawworks HP 4500
Mud Pumps Type --
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco DDM-1000-AC-2M
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Friede & Goldman
Rig Model ExD Millennium
Year Built 2008
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Jurong Shipyard
Group Yard Name SembCorp Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Cold Stacked
Operator --

Rig Images

News

13 Feb 2015

Seadrill updates status of Petrobras contracts

At the time of its third quarter earnings release in November 2014, Seadrill Limited ("Seadrill") announced that it had received extensions for its ultra-deepwater semisubmersibles the West Taurus and West Eminence from Petrobras in Brazil. However, due to recent developments within Petrobras, Seadrill no longer believes the contracts will be concluded in the timeframe or on the previously approved commercial terms. Consequently, Seadrill will remove USD1.1bn from the backlog reported in its third quarter earnings release. Seadrill continues to work with Petrobras and its partners to find a mutually agreeable commercial solution. Also at the time of the third quarter earnings release Seadrill announced approval for contract awards on the Libra Field from Petrobras for the ultra-deepwater drillships the West Tellus and West Carina. The final contracts have been signed and commencement of operations is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2015.

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