Newbuild Pacific Khamsin Prepares for Nigerian Assignment

Pacific Drilling S.A., an offshore drilling company, announced Tuesday that it has taken delivery of its newest drillship, the Pacific Khamsin (UDW drillship). The drillship is scheduled to begin mobilizing Wednesday to Nigeria, where it will commence a two year drilling contract.

Pacific Khamsin, which features the most advanced drilling technology in the offshore drilling industry, including dual load path capability and dual drilling fluid systems, is capable of operating in water depths of up to 12,000 feet and drilling wells up to 40,000 feet deep.

The drillship was built by Samsung Heavy Industries at its Geoje yard in South Korea.

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