Drilling contractor Songa Offshore has taken delivery of the latest addition to its rig fleet.
The Songa Endurance was built by Daewoo in South Korea.
It will depart the far east en route to Norway to begin an eight-year drilling contract with Statoil on the Troll field.
Drilling operations on Troll are expected to begin at the end of the year.
Songa Endurance is a sixth-generation, high specification, harsh environment, midwater rig designed for year-around drilling, completion, testing and intervention operations in water depths up to 500 meters.
The rig is certified DP3 and is equipped with improved safety and working environment features.
Songa Endurance is the second rig in a series of four Category D rigs specifically built for and contracted to Statoil.
The company already has three semi-submersible rigs working for Statoil in Norway.