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© PSW Technology gross of the leasing costs of the Deep
Value Driller vessel that will be used for the operations." "The contract includes the use of the seventh-generation drillship named Deep Value Driller, one of the most modern in the world, for which
Saipem has entered into a charter agreement with the company Deep
Value Driller. Saipem is thus strength- ening the competitiveness of its feet by leveraging its consolidated exper- tise in the selection and management of technologically advanced vessels,"
The Italian offshore services frm also said the contract award represented an important consolidation of Saipem's presence in the Ivory Coast “a strategic area where the company is currently ex- ecuting the project for the development of the oil and gas feld Baleine.”
Eni discovered the Baleine, Ivory
Coast’s largest ever offshore discovery, in August/September 2021 using the
Saipem 10000 drillship at Baleine-1x, its frst ever well drilled in the country.
"The potential of the discovery can be preliminarily estimated at between 1.5 and 2.0 billion barrels of oil in place and between 1.8 and 2.4 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of associated gas,"
Eni said at the time.
Come July 2022, the size estimate
Deep Value Driller drillship specs (as found on the rig owner's website) was boosted with the help of Saipem
Design GustoMSC P10,000 12000 drillship which Eni used to
Rig water depth 10,000 ft - 3048 m drill the Baleine East 1X well, results of which led Eni to boost the hydro-
Drilling depth 40,000 ft - 12192 m carbons in place estimate at the Bale-
Dual activity Yes ine feld to 2.5 billion barrels of oil
Rig status Warm stacked and 3.3 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of
Build cost (USD) 750,000,000 associated gas.
Build yard Hyundai Heavy Industries
Now, the Italian energy company
Delivery date February 2014 will be hoping that the third Saipem-
Number of BOP stacks Dual 7 RAM BOP Stack Equipped managed rig, Deep Value Driller, will
Max hook load (lbs) 2,500,000 bring it more joy and value, pun in- tended, in the West African country.
Quarters capacity 210
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