Rig Personnel Evacuated from Ocean Endeavor

Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

On Monday, April 26, rig personnel were evacuated from Diamond Offshore's Ocean Endeavor semisubmersible drilling rig, located on Mississippi Canyon Block 211.

An oil slick spreading from the nearby Mississippi Canyon 252 area, where the Deepwater Horizon semisub sunk on April 22 in approximately 5,000 ft of water, spurred Exxon Mobil Corp. to take precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its offshore personnel.

Workover operations at the Mica field have been temporarily suspended, and the Ocean Endeavor is currently on standby, according to the conference call provided yesterday on the Deepwater Horizon incident.

Working for ExxonMobil on a sublet from Devon Energy Corp., the Ocean Endeavor is earning a dayrate in the high-$290s. The 5th generation semisub is currently outfitted to work in water depths up to 8,000' and has a rated drilling depth capacity of 35,000'.

 

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