West Eminence Begins Brazil Operation

12 July 2009 (Last Updated July 12th, 2009 18:30)

Norwegian rig company Seadrill has announced that its ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig West Eminence has started drilling operations for Petrobras offshore Brazil. West Eminence was delivered from South Korean yard Samsung Heavy Industries in March and arrived offshore Brazil in J

Norwegian rig company Seadrill has announced that its ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig West Eminence has started drilling operations for Petrobras offshore Brazil.

West Eminence was delivered from South Korean yard Samsung Heavy Industries in March and arrived offshore Brazil in June.

The unit is chartered to Brazilian state player Petrobras under a six-year contract for operations in the Santos basin.