Dual-activity drillship prepares for work

The final touches are being put on the Discoverer Enterprise at Ingall's Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard. The vessel is expected to begin sea trials late this month. Photo by Danny Faulkner, courtesy of Transocean Offshore Inc. Dean E. Gaddy Drilling Editor A dual-activity drillship, specially designed to perform simultaneous drilling operations, is expected to spud its first well later this summer in ultradeep water (see photo, this page). Under a 5-year contract with BP Amoco plc, Transocean Offshore Inc.'s Discoverer Enterprise marks a distinct departure from conventional drillship design. In addition to two fully automated drilling packages, the...

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