Songa Mercur

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Name: Songa Mercur
Owner: Opus Offshore
Operator: Songa-Opus JV
Port of registry:  Marshall Islands, Majuro
Builder: Kvaerner Vyborg Shipyard
Yard number: 113515
Laid down: 24 July 1984
Completed: 14 June 1990
Status: Operational
Notes: [1]
General characteristics
Type: Semi-submersible platform
  • 12,660 GT
  • 3,798 NT
Length: 98 m (322 ft)
Beam: 64.2 m (211 ft)
Draught: 5.6 m (18 ft)
Depth: 24.5 m (80 ft)
Notes: [1]

The Songa Mercur is a semi-submersible drilling rig designed by Friede & Goldman, ex Shelf 10 and La Muralla. It is capable of drilling in water up to a depth of 1,200 feet (370 m).[2][3]

In May 2006, Songa Offshore signed a nine-month contract with Chevron to use the rig in Australia.[4] A contract was later signed with Santos Limited, which was originally nine months and was extended to a year and then a year and a half.[2][5] In 2013, the rig was contracted by Idemitsu Oil and Gas for drilling off Vietnam.[6]

In 2014, Songa Offshore sold the rig to Opus Offshore as a part of the deal creating Songa-Opus joint venture.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Songa Mercur (22894)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  2. ^ a b Davis, Jonathan (December 7, 2007). "Songa Mercur extends southern sojourn". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. (subscription required). Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  3. ^ "Songa Offshore lists in Oslo". Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  4. ^ "Chevron Hires Songa Mercur for Work Offshore Australia". RigZone. May 24, 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  5. ^ "Santos extends Songa Mercur service". Offshore Magazine. Pennwell Corporation. October 23, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  6. ^ "Idemitsu Hires Songa Mercur Rig for One Well in Vietnam". Offshore Energy Today. 2013-061-10. Retrieved 2014-03-13.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ Marshall, Steve (2014-04-25). "Songa sells pair of rigs". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. (subscription required). Retrieved 2014-06-16. 

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