DSME: Drillship Atwood Advantage Delivered

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. has taken delivery of the Atwood Advantage from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) shipyard in South Korea.

The Atwood Advantage is a DP3 Drillship capable of operating in 3,658 meters (12,000 ft.) of water, drilling depths of up to 12,200 m (40,000 ft.) and has accommodations for 200 personnel. The main load path has a 1,250 ton top drive, a 1,250 ton crown mounted compensator and a 1,250 ton drawworks; the derrick is rated to 2,500,000 lbs.

Rob Saltiel, Atwood Oceanics President and CEO, commented, “We are very pleased to take delivery of the Atwood Advantage, the first of four ‘A-Class’ ultra- deepwater drillships that we are building at the DSME shipyard in South Korea. I appreciate the excellent collaboration between DSME and Atwood in constructing and commissioning this state-of-the-art vessel.

PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS

Length – 780 ft (238 m)

Beam – 137 ft (42 m)

Baseline to Main Deck – 62 ft (19 m)

Baseline to Pipe Rack – 123 ft (37.5 m)

Baseline to Drill Floor – 142 ft (43.5 m)

The Atwood Advantage has departed the DSME shipyard and commenced its drilling services contract with Noble Energy, Inc.

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Posted on December 16, 2013

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