Discoverer Enterprise, the world's largest and most advanced drillship, left Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., into the Gulf of Mexico proceeding a major outfitting effort by Ingalls.
Owned by Transocean Offshore
, based in Houston, the Spanish-built drillship
is leased to BP Amoco for drilling duty off the Louisiana Coast. The 420 ft. tall ship can drill in waters up to 10,000 ft. deep and put down wells to 35,000 ft. Discoverer Enterprise displaces more than 100,000 tons when fully loaded.