Drillship Discoverer Americas begins work

By Paganie, David

The newbuild drillship Discoverer Americas has begun operations in the Gulf of Mexico under a four-year drilling contract for Statoli Gulf of Mexico. The dynamically positioned, double-hulled drillship features Transocean’s patented dual-activity drilling technology which allows for parallel drilling operations. The rig has a variable deckload of more than 20,000 metric tons (22,046 tons) and the capability to drill in water depths to 12,000 ft (3,658 m).

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