This rig can be operated under 6.8 m significant wave height, 26 m/s wind speed and 1 m/s current speed. The drillship will be prepared for a second BOP, Managed Pressure Drilling, and has advanced systems for capping oil spill from damaged deep-water wells and will be equipped with the highest standard 15k psi subsea well control system with seven rams BOP. A 165-ton active heave compensating crane will be installed and will allow the unit to be used for the deployment of subsea production equipment without interfering with other ongoing drilling operations.
The rig will also be equipped with six 5.5 MW thrusters for enhanced station-keeping; 5 mud pumps; 7 shale shakers; expanded drilling fluids and bulk capacity, and will offer a payload in excess of 20,000 metric tons. The addition of this new drillship will further strengthen QGOG Constellation’s offshore fleet, composed of eleven units, including eight ultra-deepwater rigs of which three are under construction. The drillship will be built with a state-of-the-art design and the highest technological standards currently available in the market, providing clear advantages to future clients.
About QGOG Constellation
QGOG Constellation is a market leading Brazilian-controlled provider of offshore oil and gas contract drilling and FPSO services in Brazil through its subsidiary Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás S.A. (QGOG). It also provides chartering of offshore and onshore drilling rigs. Since 1981 with continuous operations, QGOG has built an unmatched reputation for excellence in service for onshore and offshore drilling, obtaining ISO 9001, ISO 14991 and OHSAS 18011 certification for its quality management, environmental and safety records and systems.
QGOG Constellation press release