Ocean Confidence Begins Contract with BP

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. announced that the ultra-deepwater 5th generation semisubmersible, Ocean Confidence, has commenced operations under a five-year contract with BP on Mississippi Canyon 696 in the Gulf of Mexico. The semisubmersible is an Aker H 3.2 Enhanced outfitted to work in water depths up to 7,500 feet. The rig was converted at Friede Goldman Halter’s yard in Sabine Pass, Texas.