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SSP Offshore announces new offshore drilling platform design

20th September 2013

The US firm announced the new design, known as the SSP12000, fit for deep water and ultra-deep water drilling in major oil and gas hubs

SSP Offshore announces new offshore drilling platform design
The SSP12000 has been designed to drill in water depths of 12,000 feet and offers variable deck load capacity of up to 30,000 M

US technical solutions company SSP Offshore announced on Friday a new deepwater drilling rig design.

 

Done in collaboration with a leading supplier of drilling packages that was not named, it is targeted for the deep water and ultra-deep water drilling of undersea segments, specifically in areas such as Brazil and the South China Sea.

 

The company said that the SSP12000 has been designed to drill in water depths of 12,000 feet and offers variable deck load capacity of up to 30,000 MT. The design is based around a dual derrick system with high environment and full dynamic positioning capabilities along with a fully enclosed moonpool for safe and efficient operations.

 

"In addition to its obvious suitability for drilling in West African and Brazilian environments, we believe the SSP12000 offers an ideal solution for the harsher South China Sea, Gulf of Mexico and North Sea drilling markets including arctic projects" said Paul Illingworth, CEO of SSP.