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Deepwater pre-salt tech arrives in Brazil

03rd September 2012

A state-of-the-art ultra-deepwater rig, capable of operating in pre-salt regions has been delivered to Brazil

Technology developed to work in depths of up to 10,000 feet and drill wells up to 40,000 feet deep has arrived in Brazil

An ultra-deepwater drillship which can operate in water depths of up to 10,000 feet and drill wells up to 40,000 feet deep has arrived in Brazil with capabilities to operate in the Brazilian pre-salt area, it emerged this week.

The Amaralina Star, provided by leading Brazilian oil firm Queiroz Galvao Oil and Gas was constructed by the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard. Its sister, the Laguna Star, is due to arrive in November and is being built at the same place.

The Brazilian-controlled provider of offshore oil and gas contract drilling and FPSO services in Brazil said on Monday

The units have been chartered to Petrobras for a period of six years with options to renew for six more years Published by HT Syndication with permission from Dion Global Solutions Limited

QGOG president Leduvy Gouvea said, "Operating the Amaralina Star, a state-of-the-art ultra-deepwater rig, is a key milestone for the company".