Drilling Rigs

Drilling rigs information. The Subsea Oil and Gas Directory is much more than only a list of offshore and upstream focused businesses and companies. It also contains a massive amount of information on offshore rigs and oil and gas exploration companies.

A drilling rig, exploration rig or oil rig is a set of equipment for drilling wells for the purpose of searching for or extracting crude oil, natural gas or groundwater from underground reservoirs.

Drilling Rigs
Types of Rigs

The term is used both for onshore rigs and for offshore rigs. Used correctly, the term only applies to the equipment that performs the drilling function itself, including the drill tower. Drilling platforms and oil platforms are often referred to incorrectly as drilling rigs or exploration rigs. In addition, the terms drillships and drill barges barges are also used.

The DP system uses thrusters that hold the position of the rig relative to a specific longitude and latitude set in the DP system. This means that the rig is held in a fixed position over the well despite winds, waves and currents. The DP system depends on satellite coverage to know the position of the rig.

When the rig is to be anchored, it must have anchor management help to place the anchors far enough from the rig at points laid out for anchoring (prelaid mooring system). It is AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply) vessels that assist in laying and pulling the anchors when moving the rig.

Search for offshore rigs information in our database and you will find useful information such as the rigs name and operator, the type of rig such as drillships, jack up rig, semi-submersible rig or a drilling barge, the design and the fabrication yard that built the unit. Contact the company for rig jobs and careers.

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List of Drilling Rigs

  • Trident XVI Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Trident XVI drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Trident XVI. The Jackup is a Jackup type of rig and is designed as a Mitsui Modec 300 C-38 and built by Mitsui at the Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Japan shipyard. The rig can be ...
  • Trident XVII Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Trident XVII drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Trident XVII. The Jackup is a Jackup type of rig and is designed as a Mitsui Modec 300 C-38 and built by Mitsui at the Kenari Shipbuilding, Japan shipyard. The rig can be operated ...
  • Trident XX Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Trident XX drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Trident XX. The Jackup is a Jackup type of rig and is designed as a Keppel Fels KFELS CS MOD V and built by Caspian Shipyard Co. The rig can be operated in water depths ...
  • GP-21 Rig owned by PDVSA
    The GP-21 drilling rig is owned by PDVSA which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the GP-21. The Drill Barge is a Drill Barge type of rig and is designed as a Maraven and built by AMFELS at the Brownsville, Texas shipyard. The rig can be operated in water depths of 120 ...
  • Cuu Long Rig owned by VietSovPetro
    The Cuu Long drilling rig is owned by VietSovPetro which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Cuu Long. The Jackup is a Jackup type of rig and is designed as a Levingston Class 111-C and built by Ishibras at the Rio DE Janeiro Brazil shipyard. The rig can be operated in ...
  • Tam Dao Rig owned by VietSovPetro
    The Tam Dao drilling rig is owned by VietSovPetro which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Tam Dao. The Jackup is a Jackup type of rig and is designed as a Marine Structure Consultants CJ 50 and built by Far East Levingston at the Levingston, Singapore shipyard. The rig can be ...
  • Viking Producer Rig owned by Viking Drilling ASA
    The Viking Producer drilling rig is owned by Viking Drilling ASA which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Viking Producer. The Semisub is a Semisub type of rig and is designed as a CFEM Pentagone and built by at the Cfem LE Havre France shipyard. The rig can be operated in water ...
  • Marine 50 Rig owned by Well Services Petroleum Co. Ltd.
    The Marine 50 drilling rig is owned by Well Services Petroleum Co. Ltd. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Marine 50. The Jackup is a Jackup type of rig and is designed as a McDermott and built by McDermott at the Morgan City LA shipyard. The rig can be operated ...
  • Trident IV-A Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Trident IV-A drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Trident IV-A. The Jackup is a Jackup type of rig and is designed as a LeTourneau Class 116-C and built by Marathon LeTourneau at the Brownsville, TX shipyard. The rig can be operated in ...
  • Trident IX Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Trident IX drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Trident IX. The Jackup is a Jackup type of rig and is designed as a Mitsui Modec 400 C-35 and built by Mitsui at the Japan shipyard. The rig can be operated in water ...

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