Total Hires Ensco DS-8 Drillship in Angola

Ensco plc, a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry, has secured a contract for its DS-8 ultra-deepwater drillship.

The drillship, based on the GF12000 hull design, has been contracted by Total in Angola.

The contract adds approximately $1.2 billion to Ensco’s revenue backlog and is expected to commence operations in Angola in the third quarter of 2015.

DS-8 built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, will have the capacity to drill in water depths of up to 12,000 feet and a total vertical drilling depth of 40,000 feet.

The features on ENSCO DS-8 include retractable thrusters, enhanced safety and environmental features, improved dynamic positioning capabilities and advanced drilling and completion functionality including below-main-deck riser storage, triple fluid systems, offline conditioning capability and enhanced client and third-party facilities.

Subsea World News Staff, June 19, 2014; Image: Ensco

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Nov 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Underwater Intervention 2018

UI 2018 will draw the industry’s leaders from across the country and around the globe to gather for 3 days of networking…

read more >

OFFSHORE DECOMMISSIONING CONFERENCE 2017

The conference will build upon previous sell-out events and will encompass numerous keynote sessions all focused on the latest decommissioning…

read more >

Subsea Connect Americas

Subsea Connect Americas is the annual gathering for the submarine communications industry operating in North, South & Central America…

read more >

Future Energy Asia Exhibition & Conference (FEA) 2018

The transformation and development of Thailand is a major priority for the government which creates incredible business opportunities…

read more >