The Deepwater Nautilus Team has been setting world water-depth records for a moored unit since the deepwater semisubmersible went on its first location in 2000 for Shell. The team's previous world records, all of which were achieved in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, include the following:
As a pace-setter for world water-depth records by a moored rig, the Deepwater Nautilus Team brings a strong commitment to excellence and safe operations. Everyone, from the crewmembers to other contractors and Transocean's client, Shell, deserves congratulations for these achievements while continuing to work hard and remain focused on incident-free operations.
The Deepwater Nautilus is one of 13 Transocean fifth-generation mobile offshore drilling rigs that work in the world's deepest water depths. A multi-operation-class rig, the Deepwater Nautilus can operate within a pattern of eight mooring legs. A 9,400-metric-ton deckload accommodates all the equipment, riser, conductor and casing to start a well and work through setting the BOP on the wellhead quickly and efficiently.
In addition to the world water-depth records for a moored rig, the Deepwater Nautilus Team also holds the world record for the deepest subsea completion, set recently at 7,570 feet of water on the Shell-operated Coulomb project C-2 well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
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