GustoMSC Unveils New Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Design

Offshore design firm GustoMSC unveiled their newest drillship design today, one named after Ferdinand Magellan, the leader of the first expedition to circumnavigate the planet. GustoMSC notes this new vessel will be focused on supporting ultra-deepwater operations in water depths of 12,000 feet or more and feature 20k psi well control systems. “The design is the result of … [Read more...]

Lamprell Delivers GustoMSC-Designed “Hydra” to Seajacks

On 2 June, Lamprell, the UAE-based rig builder delivered the GustoMSC NG5500C design jack-up rig Hydra to its client Seajacks on June 2nd. Loaded on to a heavy lift ship, Hydra will soon depart for the North Sea to begin operations. Compared to the three prior rigs Lamprell built for Seajacks, all of which were of the GustoMSC NG2500X design, Hydra's capabilities are a … [Read more...]

COSL Buys Pair of GustoMSC CJ46 Jack-Up Rigs

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) has announced the purchase of two GustoMSC CJ46 jack-up drilling rigs which are currently under construction at China Merchants Heavy Industry (Shenzhen) Co. In their press statement, COSL notes the two rigs, named COSLHunter and COSLGift, will be able to operate at water depths of 375 feet and perform drilling operations at depths up … [Read more...]