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Rig Data: Noble Discoverer

Rig Name: Noble Discoverer
Rig Manager: Noble Drilling
Rig Owner: Noble Drilling
Competitive Rig: Yes
Rig Type: Drillship
Drillship Type: Turret Moored
Rig Design: Sonat Discoverer Class
Rated Water Depth: 2,500 ft
Drilling Depth: 20,000 ft
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Rig Contract & Operating Status
Operating Status: Waiting on Loc
Operator: Shell
Contract start date, day rate, date available, future contract details, and more available via RigLogix.
Rig Location
Region: N. America - US Alaska
Country: US
Current Water Depth: --
Location start date, end date, well location, past and future locations, and more available via RigLogix.
Rig Construction Details
Classification: DNV
Rig Design: Sonat Discoverer Class
Shipyard: Avondale New Orleans LA
Delivery Year: 1976
Flag: Liberia
Construction costs, dimensions, capacities, and dozens of other fields of data on each rig are available via RigLogix.
Rig Equipment
Derrick: Pyramid 175' x 40' x 40'; Capacity: 1,000,000 lbs; Hook + Setback: 1,300,000 lbs
Drawworks: Ideco E-2100 1,600 HP
Mud Pumps: 2 x Continental Emsco FA-1600 Triplex, each with two GE 752 electric motors complete with 5 x 6 centrifugal charging pumps, 1600 HP
Top Drive: Varco TDS-3S with GE-752 motor, 500 ton, 1100 HP
Rotary Table: National 49.5 in. diameter Model C-495 GE 752 electric motor, 500 ton
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