Hitachi Gets Order For Two More Drilling Rigs For Hunt Group

Hitachi Zosen recently received another order from Penrod Drilling Company, a member company of the Hunt Group, to build two cantilever type, jackup offshore drilling rigs. The rigs are Hitachi Zosen-developed, standard-type Drill Hope C-250s. Compact and lightweight, they offer excellent economy in both construction and operation.

Capable of operating at water depths up to 250 feet, the rigs can drill to a maximum depth of 20,000 feet. They can operate in wave heights of 40 feet and at wind speeds of 115 mph. The rigs are constructed of special steel so that they can withstand temperatures as low as —10 C. Therefore, they can operate under severe weather and sea conditions, such as those in the North Sea.

The rigs will be designed and constructed according to the regulations of the American Bureau of Shipping. The U.S. Coast Guard's regulations will also be adopted to further ensure safety at sea. Delivery is scheduled for June and September 1982.

Including the latest order, a total of five drilling rigs have been ordered from Hitachi by Hunt Group companies. The previous orders included one semisubmersible rig for Penrod and two jackup rigs for Offshore Investments, Limited. To date, a total of five Drill Hope standard rigs have been ordered.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 16,  Mar 15, 1981 New Jersey

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