Diamond Offshore orders drillship, sells jack ups

05/21/2012
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. ordered a $655 million ultradeepwater drillship from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. with delivery scheduled for fourth-quarter 2014. The Ocean BlackLion drillship will be built using the same design as Diamond Offshore's three units already on order with Hyundai. The drillship will feature two, seven-ram blowout preventer (BOP) stacks. The second BOP will be available for use as a spare in case of a well control incident. Analysts suggest an increasing number of companies will be ordering offshore drilling equipment featuring spare BOPs. The BlackLion specifications include dynamic-positioning, dual activity capability, a maximum 1,250-ton hook-load capac...
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