Ocean Rig ordered new drillship
The international offshore drilling contractor Ocean Rig has reported it made an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries for building of a new drillship. The approximately value of the project amounts to $ 600 000 million.
The 7th generation drillship will be similar to its three drillship sisters - Ocean Rig Skyros, Ocean Rig Athena, Ocean Rig Apollo and will be capable to drill in water depths of 2, 000 feet. The delivery of this drillship is scheduled in December 2015.
In addition to the announcement of the order of new 7th generation drillship from Samsung Heavy Industries, the Ocean Rig reported the delivery of the Ocean Rig Mylos, which is expected to start operations by November 2013.