Sembcorp Marine delivers second 8th generation drillship to Transocean

Sembcorp Marine has completed the delivery of the Deepwater Titan drillship, the world’s second 8th-generation drillship, to Transocean’s subsidiary Triton Titan.

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Following the delivery, Deepwater Titan is scheduled for deployment on a five-year contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

According to Sembcorp Marine, Deepwater Titan, based on the company’s proprietary Jurong Espadon 3T design, is the first-ever unit delivered with two 20,000-psi blowout preventers, well-control, riser, and piping systems for high-pressure and high-temperature drilling and completion operations.

The vessel is also equipped with three-million-pound hook-load hoisting capacity and capabilities to drill up to 40,000 feet and operate in water depths of up to 12,000 feet.

“The landmark delivery of the world’s second 8th-generation ultra-deepwater drillship, Deepwater Titan, and first with 20,000-psi BOPs, to Transocean attests to Sembcorp Marine’s demonstrated expertise in providing innovative and differentiated drillship solutions for the offshore industry,” said Wong Weng Sun, Sembcorp Marine President and CEO.

“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.”

The Singapore-based company states that the vessel is set to redefine standards for offshore drilling.

The delivery of Deepwater Titan follows the handover of Deepwater Atlas, the first newbuild 8th-generation drillship, which took place in June.

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Sembcorp Marine Head of Rigs and Floaters William Gu said: “The most advanced of their kind in the industry, both drillships – constructed based on the Group’s proprietary Jurong Espadon 3T design – represent the next-generation of ultra-deepwater assets with breakthrough capabilities, including a three-million-pound hook-load capacity, and greener features that set new benchmarks for the industry.”