Aker BP has awarded a contract to Odfjell Drilling for the semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Stavanger woth $68million.
The nine month deal will see the rigl deployed at various locations in the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.
Deepsea Stavanger is owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling, and was delivered in 2010. It’s a sixth generation deepwater and harsh environment semi-submersible. The unit is designed for operations in harsh environments and at water depths of up to 3,000 m. It is equipped with a full conventional mooring spread for operations in water depths of 70 to 500 metres. The 7,500 mt loading capacity in all operating conditions ensures efficiency, with a reduced need for supply.
It has previously delivered work on behalf of JX Nippon and Wintershall.