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  • aime5pierre aime5pierre Nov 21, 2013 2:38 PM Flag

    Deep Water Drilling info tidbits

    ...BP began work with its latest two newbuild rigs, while waiting on final acceptance testing on a third. BP started work on the Mississippi Canyon 777 #7 Thunderhorse development well using the newbuild drillship Seadrill ‘West Auriga”, rated for 12,000’ water depths. BP is also waiting to receive the sister ship Seadrill ‘West Vela’, currently undergoing assurance testing through year end, and scheduled to begin work in January 2014...
    ...Transocean reported to analysts that 14 Transocean deepwater rigs would be available in 2014 out of a total of 39 industry-wide. Ensco will have eight rigs available in 2014 and Seadrill five, Transocean said. There is demand for 10 to 15 rigs in the West African deepwater after political delays. Transocean cited predictions for 1,250 deepwater wells to be drilled in 2025, compared with about 500 this year. To meet this, there are 110 new rigs under construction, but about 120 were due to be replaced. Transocean sees a potential for 215 additional deepwater rigs to be built by 2025...

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