GSF Development Driller II

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History
Name: GSF Development Driller II
Owner: Transocean
Operator: Transocean
Port of registry:  Vanuatu, Port Vila
Ordered: 2 December 2002
Builder:
Laid down: 26 May 2003
Acquired: 19 February 2005
Identification:
Status: Operational
Notes: [1]
General characteristics
Class and type: American Bureau of Shipping: A1, AMS, DPS-2
Tonnage:
  • 30,236 GT
  • 9,070 NT
Length: 115.7 m (380 ft)
Beam: 78.68 m (258.1 ft)
Draught:
  • operating: 17 to 20 m (56 to 66 ft)
  • Transit: 8.3 m (27 ft)
Depth: 37 m (121 ft)
Deck clearance: 16,016 m (52,546 ft)
Propulsion: 8 × 4,300 hp
Capacity:
  • Base oil: 730 m3 (26,000 cu ft)
  • Freshwater: 755 m3 (26,700 cu ft)
  • Lube oil: 71.78 m3 (2,535 cu ft)
  • Tank ballast: 21,891.81 m3 (773,102 cu ft)
  • Fuel oil: 3,226 m3 (113,900 cu ft)
Crew: 176
Notes: [2][3]

GSF Development Driller II is a fifth generation, Vanuatu-flagged dynamic positioning semi-submersible ultra-deepwater drilling rig owned and operated by Transocean. The vessel is capable of drilling in water depths up to 7,500 ft (2,300 m) with drilling depth of 35,000 ft (11,000 m), upgradeable to 37,500 ft (11,400 m).[2]

Development Driller II was deployed in drilling a relief well on the Macondo Prospect to stop the massive oil spill caused by the explosion and subsequent loss of Deepwater Horizon.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Development Driller II (29750)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "GSF Development Driller II". Transocean. Archived from the original on 9 June 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "ABS Record: GSF Development Driller II". American Bureau of Shipping. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Staff and wire writers (17 May 2010). "Second Macondo relief well under way". Upstream Online. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 

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