Monday, October 27, 2008


Oban BToday we have the semi-submersible drilling rig Oban B (Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) entering the port of Rotterdam. The Oban B was built at Sevmash Shipyard this year and will be outfitted at Keppel Verolme Shipyard, Rotterdam. The rig is capable of operating in water depths of up to 3,048 meters and can obtain a drilling depth up to 9,144 meters. She is 118,6 metres long, 72,7 meters wide and provides accomodation to a total of 192 persons. The Oban B is equipped with a National Oilwell 209' x 45' x 45' derrick with a capacity of 2,000,000 lbs and four 2,200 HP mud pumps. Just recently, her owner Seadragon Offshore, Cayman Islands, secured the first charter with a long-term contract with PetrĂ³leos Mexicanos (PEMEX).

The Oban B will arrive this afternoon at Keppel Verolme Shipyard, Rotterdam accompanied by the tug Magnus, owned by Harms Offshore, Germany.

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