Drillships

What is a drillship?

A drillship is a floating vessel to be used for offshore drilling for oil and gas. The drilling is done through the tower above a central hole in the vessel, the moonpool. The drillship is suitable for both shallow and deepwater drilling using advanced DP system or multiple anchors for station keeping.

Drillships are for deepwater drilling

Drillships types of drilling rigs are well suited for drilling wells in deep water. Drilling vessels can be used on deep water and “ultra deep” water, such as in the Gulf of Mexico, where it is up to 3000 meters deep.

Drillship
Drillship, courtesy Maersk Drilling

Drilling Vessels

Drilling vessels or drillship are vessels that are specially built to drill for petroleum at sea. The drilling takes place through an opening (English moon pool) in the middle of the ship. The ship is equipped with several anchors and / or a dynamic positioning system, so that it can stay directly over the well despite currents, wind and other external influences.

Drilling vessels often have a greater load capacity than traditional, semi-submersible drilling rigs, and are also used for flexible production of smaller petroleum fields.

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List of 10 Drillships

Below is 10 random drillships from our database. Used the search function to find more.

  • Discoverer Seven Seas Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Discoverer Seven Seas drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Discoverer Seven Seas. The Drillship is a Drillship type of rig and is designed as a Offshore Company Discoverer Class and built by Mitsui at the Osaka, Japan shipyard. The rig can be ...
  • Discoverer Spirit Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Discoverer Spirit drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Discoverer Spirit. The Drillship is a Drillship type of rig and is designed as a Discoverer Class Enhanced and built by Astano Shipyard at the Ferrol, Spain shipyard. The rig can be operated in ...
  • Peregrine I Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Peregrine I drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Peregrine I. The Drillship is a Drillship type of rig and is designed as a Gusto Engineering Pelican Class and built by Rauma Repola Oy at the Pori Finland shipyard. The rig can be ...
  • Deepwater Millennium Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Deepwater Millennium drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Deepwater Millennium. The Drillship is a Drillship type of rig and is designed as a Samsung/Reading & Bates and built by Samsung Heavy Industries at the Kyungnam, South Korea shipyard. The rig can be ...
  • Deepwater Navigator Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Deepwater Navigator drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Deepwater Navigator. The Drillship is a Drillship type of rig and is designed as a Earl & Wright/Sedco Earl & Wright Sedco 445 and built by Mitsui at the Japan shipyard. The rig can ...
  • Deepwater Pathfinder Rig owned by Deepwater Drilling LLC
    The Deepwater Pathfinder drilling rig is owned by Deepwater Drilling LLC which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Deepwater Pathfinder. The Drillship is a Drillship type of rig and is designed as a Samsung/Reading & Bates Conoco/Ready & Bates, Based on Double Hull Tanker and built by Samsung Heavy Industries at ...
  • Discoverer 534 Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Discoverer 534 drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Discoverer 534. The Drillship is a Drillship type of rig and is designed as a Samsung/Reading & Bates Discoverer Class and built by Mitsui at the Osaka Japan shipyard. The rig can be operated ...
  • Discoverer Deep Seas Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Discoverer Deep Seas drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Discoverer Deep Seas. The Drillship is a Drillship type of rig and is designed as a Discoverer Class Enhanced and built by Astano Shipyard at the Ferrol, Spain shipyard. The rig can be ...
  • Discoverer Enterprise Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Discoverer Enterprise drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Discoverer Enterprise. The Drillship is a Drillship type of rig and is designed as a Discoverer Class Enhanced and built by Astano Shipyard at the Ferrol, Spain shipyard. The rig can be operated in ...
  • Deepwater Discovery Rig owned by Transocean Inc.
    The Deepwater Discovery drilling rig is owned by Transocean Inc. which can be contacted for jobs and careers on the Deepwater Discovery. The Drillship is a Drillship type of rig and is designed as a Samsung/Reading & Bates Samsung/R&B Falcon Double Hull and built by Samsung Heavy Industries at the Samsung Korea shipyard. The ...