Sembmarine delivers “game-changing” eighth-generation drillship to Transocean
(WO) — Sembcorp Marine Ltd has successfully delivered the world’s second eighth-generation drillship, the Deepwater Titan, to Transocean’s subsidiary Triton Titan GmBH.
Deepwater Titan is the second eighth-generation drillship constructed by Sembcorp Marine based on the Group’s Jurong Espadon 3T design. Set to redefine standards for offshore drilling, the dual-derrick drillship is the first-ever unit delivered with two 20,000-psi blowout preventers (BOPs), well-control, riser, and piping systems for high-pressure and high-temperature drilling and completion operations.
The most advanced of its kind in the industry, along with its sister rig the Deepwater Atlas, Deepwater Titan is equipped with a three-million-pound hook-load hoisting capacity and capabilities to drill up to 40,000 ft and operate in water depths of up to 12,000 ft.
The drillship is designed for enhanced safety, efficiency, and sustainability, incorporating greener features for energy efficiency, fuel optimization and reduced emissions consistent with the industry’s goal of contributing to a lower carbon future.
The landmark delivery of Deepwater Titan repeats the successful handover of the first newbuild eighth-generation drillship Deepwater Atlas delivered by Sembcorp Marine earlier this year. It reaffirms their proven track record in providing next-generation turnkey offshore construction solutions for the oil and gas market. Following the delivery, Deepwater Titan is scheduled for deployment on a five-year contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Wong Weng Sun, Sembcorp Marine President & CEO, said, “We are heartened that our close collaboration with Transocean has culminated in the successful completion of two game-changing drillships that are charting new frontiers and redefining standards for the future of offshore drilling."