Deep Sea Metro Takes Delivery of Second Drillship

Deep Sea Metro has taken delivery of the newbuild drillship Deepsea Metro II from Hyundai Heaby Industries, according to a statment released by the company.  The drillship is the second of two ultra deepwater drillships ordered by Deep Sea Metro Ltd., a subsidiary of Odfjell Drilling, from HHI and will commence its first drilling campaign for Petrobas in Brazil.

The vessel is a highly efficient, state-of-the-art 6th generation ultra deepwater drillship. It is equipped with the latest technology and with focus on zero discharge and other green rig features.

“This is the second project for Deep Sea Metro this year and fourth overall that Odfjell Drilling has successfully delivered since the Deepsea Atlantic in 2009,” said President and CEO of Odfjell Drilling, Simen Lieungh. “We are pleased to see that our site team and the yard have succeeded in every way, with regards to safety and schedule. The safety results in all our projects are very satisfactory, which is an important indicator of professionalism and accountability in all aspects. With the delivery of this state of the art vessel, we are now looking forward to the operations ahead.”

The drillship Deepsea Metro I was delivered in June 2011.