The Valaris DS-Eight ultra-deepwater drillship suffered a serious non-drilling accident off the coast of Angola. Valaris reported: “On March 7, 2020, the VALARIS DS-Eight skilled a non-drilling incident whereas working offshore Angola ensuing within the blowout preventer stack being disconnected from the riser whereas the rig was transferring between nicely areas.”
The circumstances of the accident are nonetheless unclear and is perhaps associated to the BOP stack dealing with after the completion of the nicely, this being a part of the rig transfer course of. The offshore rig contractor is investigating the reason for the accident. The valaris DS-Eight ultra-deepwater drillship suffered a serious non-drilling accident off the coast of Angola.
Valaris DS-Eight is a Samsung GF12000 drillship accomplished in 2012 on the Geoje Shipyard in South Korea.
According to knowledge from MyShipTracking the vessel is at present positioned on Block 32, operated by Total, offshore Angola.
Valaris stated that the operator, the French big Total, may search to terminate the drilling contract as a consequence of this main accident. This for 2 causes:
• The current contract runs till November 2020.
• The DS-Eight was contracted in November 2015 at a dayrate of $620,000.
Valaris stated that the corporate has legitimate lack of rent insurance coverage for the drillship and can search to get better losses incurred.
(Image – Valaris DS-Eight/Baird Maritime)
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