Deepwater Discovery

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History
Name: Deepwater Discovery
Owner: Transocean
Operator: Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc.
Port of registry: Port Vila, Vanuatu
Builder:
Laid down: 27 August 1999
Acquired: 25 July 2000
Identification:
Notes: [1]
General characteristics
Class and type:
Tonnage:
Length: 230.48 m (756.2 ft)
Beam: 42 m (138 ft)
Draught: 19 m (62 ft)
Depth: 19 m (62 ft)
Installed power: 4 × Wärtsilä 8L46B diesel electric engine rated at 7.8 mW(10,460 hp ea.); 2 × Wärtsilä 6L46B (7,845 hp ea.) diesel gensets
Propulsion: 6 × Aquamaster Azimuth type thrusters, 5500KW
Capacity:
  • Cargo ballast: 81,085 m3 (2,863,500 cu ft)
  • Cargo oil: 14,420 m3 (509,000 cu ft)
  • Freshwater: 1,617 m3 (57,100 cu ft)
  • Fuel oil: 5,378 m3 (189,900 cu ft)
  • Hold: 81,085 m3 (2,863,500 cu ft)
Crew: ~ 140
Notes: [2]

Deepwater Discovery is a Samsung/Reading & Bates designed, fifth generation, deepwater dynamic positioning Vanuatu-flagged drillship owned and operated by Transocean. The vessel is capable of drilling in water depths up to 3,049 m (10,000 ft) using an 18.75 in (47.6 cm), 15,000 psi blowout preventer (BOP), and a 21 in (53 cm) outside diameter (OD) marine riser.[3]

From 2000 to 2009 the vessel flew the flag of convenience of Panama.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Deepwater Discovery (24036)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "ABS Record: Deepwater Discovery". American Bureau of Shipping. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Deepwater Discovery". Transocean. 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 

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