Hitachi Zosen Receives Jackup Drilling Rig Order From India

Hitachi Zosen recently received an order to build one cantilever type mobil offshore jackup drilling rig. The order came from the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India.

This drilling rig is the third of its type built by Hitachi Zosen for ONGC, and is to be used as a replacement for a previously built rig, the Sagar Vikas. After the new rig is completed in January 1985, it will be used to drill for oil in the Bombay High waters.

The rig will have a length of 216.54 feet, breadth of 200.14 feet, and depth of 22.96 feet. It is capable of operating in waters of up to 91.4 meters deep (300 feet), and can drill to maximum depth of 6,096 meters (20,000 feet). It is designed to withstand waves of up to 18.6 meters high and wind speeds of up to 54 meters per second; thus the rig is ensured stable operation in severe weather and sea conditions.

The rig is classified by ABS.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 36,  Aug 1984

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