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Rigzone News    Rig Damage Assessment Report

19 Rigs Impacted by Hurricane Rita
Status Manager Rig Name Rig Type Location Year Built Operator Notes
Major Damage Foresight Group Foresight Driller IX Jackup 1983 Rig sustained severe damage. Ran aground in shallow waters offshore Louisiana.
Major Damage Global Petro Tech Global Pearl Jackup Port Khalid 1980 Rig sustained severe damage. Ran aground in shallow waters offshore Louisiana.
Major Damage Megadrill Services Noble Joe Alford Submersible West Cameron 29 1982 Rig drifted approx. 8 miles from original location. Damage comprised of bent or broken support members below the hull
Major Damage Noble Drilling Noble Max Smith Semisub 1-STAT-9-RJS 1999 Shell Rig drifted 123 miles off location. Principal damage is a hole approx. 8'x20' in its starboard outboard column at the 96' level, a crossover deck on the starboard side, and the main deck outboard of an anchor winch.
Major Damage Rowan Rowan Louisiana Jackup Vermilion 356 1975 EnVen The hull apparently detached from its legs and is aground offshore Louisiana.
Minor Damage Diamond Offshore Ocean Saratoga Semisub Mississippi Canyon 707 1976 LLOG Rig grounded in 35 feet of water on Vermilion 111.
Minor Damage Diamond Offshore Ocean Star Semisub 7-ATL-3H-RJS 1974 Queiroz Galvao Oleo e Gas S.A. Rig grounded in approximately 35 feet of water in Eugene Island 142.
Minor Damage ENSCO ENSCO 68 Jackup 1976 Chevron Drill floor shifted.
Minor Damage ENSCO ENSCO 90 Jackup Breton Sound 52 1982 Talos Production Rig is listing on location at South Marsh 130.
Minor Damage Hercules Offshore Hercules 120 Jackup Main Pass 41 1958 Chevron Rig listing on Main Pass 41.
Minor Damage Nabors Offshore Barge 300 Inland Barge Pt of Houma Rig sumberged on location - sustained water damage to the electrical, power, mud pump and other systems. Will be moved to a shipyard for repairs
Minor Damage Nabors Offshore Pool 54 Jackup Pt of Fourchon 1982 Mast was blown over but Nabors has a substitute mast available and should be able to return the rig to service in a few weeks.
Minor Damage Noble Drilling Noble Lorris Bouzigard Semisub West Cameron 37 1975 Broke at least one of its 10 mooring lines, with the remaining lines holding the unit in position approximately 0.8 of a mile off its original location.
Minor Damage Santa Barbara Offshore Drilling Co. ENSCO 69 Jackup Pt of Sabine Pass 1976 Skid-off drilling package shifted on the oil company platform.
Adrift Noble Drilling Noble Amos Runner Semisub Mississippi Canyon 503 1999 LLOG Rig drifted 75 miles off location.
Adrift Noble Drilling Noble Paul Romano Semisub Pt of Valetta 1998 Genel Energy/AGR Group Rig Drifted 118 miles off location.
Adrift Noble Drilling Noble Therald Martin Semisub 1977 Petrobras (NOC) Rig drifted 89 miles off location
Adrift Transocean Ltd. Deepwater Nautilus Semisub Green Canyon 248 2000 Shell Moved 40 miles south of pre-storm locaiton. Rig was in process of being moved when tow line broke
Adrift Transocean Ltd. Transocean Marianas Semisub 1998 Moved 130 miles northwest of pre-storm location
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