Deepwater Drillships Named at Korean Yard

Press Release
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Brazil's Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás S.A. (QGOG) names its two new drillships at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard

QGOG announces the naming ceremony in South Korea of the Amaralina Star and the Laguna Star, the newest dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater drillships to be operated by the company.

The Amaralina Star and the Laguna Star are capable of drilling in water depths of up to 10,000 feet and drilling to a total well depth of 40,000 feet. They are designed to operate in ultra-deepwater environments, particularly in the pre-salt area.

The two new drillships will be delivered by Samsung Heavy Industries of South Korea in June and September, respectively, and are expected to commence operations in Brazil in October and December.

The drilling units have been leased to Petrobras for a six-year period with an option to renew for an additional six years. Drilling services will be provided by QGOG.

QGOG, is a leading Brazilian-controlled provider of offshore oil and gas contract drilling and FPSO services in Brazil.

 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter March 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Symphony Sun’ Launched in Leer

On Friday the 29th of April, Nb. 420 was launched in Leer. She was christened ‘Symphony Sun’ and is the fourth vessel in a series of 6 that will be delivered to Symphony Shipping.

SCHOTTEL Debuts EcoPeller with High-torque Gears

Propulsion and steering systems manufacturer SCHOTTEL has unveiled its new EcoPeller (SRE), which it said offers improved efficiency and robustness. Playing a

Fincantieri Delivers Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista, the new flagship of the fleet of Carnival Cruise Line, brand of the Carnival Group, was delivered today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0604 sec (17 req/sec)